The Grab Bag (May 19, 2015)

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Published on: May 19, 2015

OFCS members don’t just write film reviews. Here are several articles you might find interesting.

Best of Lists

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad Max World

Robert Cashill @ Biography.com

  • Excerpt: Fun facts about the Mad Max series.

Interviews

Alex Garland of “Ex Machina”

Nell Minow @ The Movie Mom

Bel Powley – A Royal Night Out

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Helen Hunt on “Ride”

Nell Minow @ The Huffington Post

  • Excerpt: It’s not like some lightning in a bottle you catch to create on-screen relationships. You work on it.

Hidden history: Felipe Bustos Sierra on Nae Pasaran and the Scottish workers who helped thwart Pinochet

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Max Handelman – Pitch Perfect 2

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Monika Henreid

Kristen Lopez @ Journeys in Classic Film

  • Excerpt: Monika Henreid talks about her classic film father and honoring his memory.

Olivier Assayas – Clouds of Sils Maria

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Rupert Everett – A Royal Night Out

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Sarah Gadon – A Royal Night Out

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Festivals: General Coverage

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Classics and Other Films on DVD (May 18, 2015)

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Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.

Reviews of Classic Films

42nd Street

Stacia Kissick Jones @ She Blogged By Night

Adam’s Rib

Kristen Lopez @ Journeys in Classic Film

Beauty and the Beast

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies

  • Excerpt: There is no movie before or since that manages to strike the same tone of dreamy believability as ‘Beauty and the Beast.’

Blade Runner

Roderick Heath @ Ferdy on Films

  • Excerpt: The powerful spell of Blade Runner—and also why it’s often proven so divisive over the years—can be attributed to the film’s prizing of atmosphere and textured emotion above suspense and action: in many ways it was cinema’s first multimillion-dollar mood piece.

Doctor Zhivago

Kristen Lopez @ ClassicFlix

Duel in the Sun

Phil Hall @ Examiner.com

  • Excerpt: The first film profiled in Phil Hall’s new classic films series is the 1946 Western epic.

Over the Edge

Daniel Lackey @ The Nightmare Gallery

  • Excerpt: A seminal and dark teen drama.

Recent Home Video Releases

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Happy Birthday: Kent Turner

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Published on: May 18, 2015

OFCS member Kent Turner celebrates his birthday today, May 18. Please help us congratulate him and wish him well.

You can visit his website: Film-Forward.com and School Library Journal.

Happy Birthday: Marcio Sallem

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Published on: May 18, 2015

OFCS member Márcio Sallem celebrates his birthday today, May 18. Please help us congratulate him and wish him well.

You can visit his website: Em Cartaz and Cinema com Crítica.

Happy Birthday: Carlos del Rio

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Published on: May 18, 2015

OFCS member Carlos del Río celebrates his birthday today, May 18. Please help us congratulate him and wish him well.

You can visit his website: El rincón de Carlos del Río.

Happy Birthday: Matt Looker

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Published on: May 17, 2015

OFCS member Matt Looker celebrates his birthday today, May 17. Please help us congratulate him and wish him well.

You can visit his website: The Shiznit, Virgin Media, Virgin Movies and Total Film.

Happy Birthday: Mark Leeper

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Published on: May 17, 2015

OFCS member Mark Leeper celebrates his birthday today, May 17. Please help us congratulate him and wish him well.

You can visit his website: Mark Leeper.

This Week at the Movies, Part 2 (May 15-17, 2015)

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Published on: May 16, 2015

Because of embargoes (those happy little restrictions on when critics can post reviews, good or bad), a lot of our critics aren’t able to share links with you until release day. Here are some last-minute reviews for this weekend’s upcoming films. We’ve kept in all the reviews posted yesterday as well so you can have more help in deciding what to see (if you haven’t already).

Our critics have been hard at work reviewing the latest films. Here is a look at what’s coming out this weekend (in select cities, check your local listings) and what else may be in theaters right now.

Opening: May 15-17, 2015

Wide (United States)

Mad Max: Fury Road

[New Reviews Today] For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Pitch Perfect 2

[New Reviews Today] For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Limited (United States)

Animals

[New Today] Stacia Kissick Jones @ Next Projection

Every Secret Thing

[New Today] Chris Barsanti @ Film Journal International

  • Excerpt: Documentarian Amy Berg’s narrative debut is a cool-to-the-touch abduction mystery deeply soaked in adolescent resentments but lacking her usual punch.

Good Kill

[New Today] William Bibbiani @ CraveOnline

  • Excerpt: although all the pieces form a tidy little puzzle, the end result has about as much impact as spending two hours assembling a picture out of colored cardboard.

[New Today] Amir Siregar @ Flick Magazine [Indonesian]

I’ll See You in My Dreams

David Bax @ Battleship Pretension

  • Excerpt: I’ll See You in My Dreams is not a movie about death any more than it’s about aging. At the risk of being corny, it’s a movie about life.

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: It is a delight to see Danner in a lead role, and her character study bubbles with a relatable, melancholy feistiness bolstered by strong support…”I’ll See You in My Dreams” is a small scale marvel.

2015 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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Happy Birthday: George Zervopoulos

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Published on: May 16, 2015

OFCS member George Zervopoulos celebrates his birthday today, May 16. Please help us congratulate him and wish him well.

You can visit his website: Movies Ltd..

This Week at the Movies, Part 1 (May 15-17, 2015)

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Published on: May 15, 2015

Our critics have been hard at work reviewing the latest films. Here is a look at what’s coming out this weekend (in select cities, check your local listings) and what else may be in theaters right now.

Opening: May 15-17, 2015

Wide (United States)

Mad Max: Fury Road

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Pitch Perfect 2

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Limited (United States)

I’ll See You in My Dreams

David Bax @ Battleship Pretension

  • Excerpt: I’ll See You in My Dreams is not a movie about death any more than it’s about aging. At the risk of being corny, it’s a movie about life.

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: It is a delight to see Danner in a lead role, and her character study bubbles with a relatable, melancholy feistiness bolstered by strong support…”I’ll See You in My Dreams” is a small scale marvel.

2015 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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