Classics & More on DVD (May 21, 2019)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.

Pre-2017 Film Reviews

Decasia

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies [2002]

  • Excerpt: A complete taxonomy of film damage is on display here..the experience is marvelous, not depressing.

Laserblast

James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture [1978]

From Our Members’ Desks (May 20, 2019)

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

Best of Lists

The Top Ten American 1960’s SF/Fantasy Pet Companions

Frank Ochieng @ SF Crowsnest

The Top Ten American Sci-Fi TV Doctors.

Frank Ochieng @ SF Crowsnest

The Top Ten American SF/Fantasy TV Show openings.

Frank Ochieng @ SF Crowsnest

Interviews

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This Week at the Movies (May 17, 2019)

Here are some reviews of films coming out at the theater this week as well as others that may be in theaters or newly on home video.

Opening: May 17, 2019

Wide (United States)

A Dog’s Journey

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John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

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The Sun Is Also a Star

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Limited (United States)

Aniara

Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage

  • Excerpt: Kågerman and Lilja bring Martinson’s poem to cinemas with a stark beauty both in its sci-fi production design and emotionally wrought performances.

De De Pyaar De

Tusshar Sasi @ Filmy Sasi

The Souvenir

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: In her first leading role, Swinton Byrne, her only prior experience playing her mother’s daughter in “I Am Love,” is a revelation, her passion outweighing any lack of confidence, her naïveté endearing, her need to believe in her lover heartbreakingly relatable.

Trial by Fire

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: Although it’s been goosed with dramatic license which proves unnecessary overkill by “Precious” screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher, director Edward Zwick’s adaptation is the most powerful anti-death penalty film since 1995’s “Dead Man Walking.”

Trial by Fire

James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture

2019 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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Reviews: The Sun Is Also a Star (2019)

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  • [New] | Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: [Yoon’s] latest novel’s big screen adaptation (by “Girls Trip’s” Tracy Oliver) is also gimmicky and predictable, but it is also nonsensical and devoid of logic, a love story that requires such a huge suspension of disbelief only senseless romantics will be able to bridge it.

Reviews: John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019)

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  • [New] | Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: It’s hard to imagine just how franchise director Chad Stahelski and star Reeves are going to top Chapter 3, the most action-packed and outrageously violent of the series to date…That the film is such a treat for the eyes is gilding the lily.
  • [New] | MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: Modern noir god Keanu Reeves again stalks a fantasy(ish) world of exhausting, inventive violence. But this time, the curtain is drawn back on the sham of seeming orderliness in its world (and ours).
  • [New] | Simon Miraudo @ Student Edge
    • Excerpt: John Wick, the perpetually drenched hitman whose Tinder profile surely reads “Must Love Dogs”, continues his kill-streak in the wild Parabellum.
  • [New] | Eddie Pasa @ Gunaxin
    • Excerpt: John Wick – Chapter 3: Parabellum chucks the rules of the first two out the window to make way for a balls-out game of “Let The Bodies Hit The Floor.”

Reviews: A Dog’s Journey (2019)

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  • [New] | MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: Pure rerun of A Dog’s Purpose: Pooch Bailey returns again and again (again) in different bodies to love and serve his humans. A sappy tail, pleasantly daydreamy. I’m not crying you’re crying.

Reviews: High Flying Bird (2019)

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Classics & More on DVD (May 14, 2019)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.

Pre-2017 Film Reviews

Captain America: Civil War (Croatian)

Dragan Antulov @ Draxblog VI [2016]

The Devil Commands

Roderick Heath @ This Island Rod [1941]

  • Excerpt: The Devil Commands has links not just with Lewton’s wartime-defined horror style but also the tonally very different run of movies like A Guy Named Joe (1943) and A Matter of Life and Death (1946), where audiences would be appealed to with tales plaintively asking if the departed were truly gone.

The Grand Duel

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee [1972]

  • Excerpt: The influence of Leone is hard to miss, especially the series of close-ups of the eyes of Lee Van Cleef and his adversaries in the final shootout.

Memento

James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture [2000]

The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies [1976]

  • Excerpt: …the movie is poorly paced, losing rather than gaining steam as it goes on, and the acting is flat and uninspired.

The Story of Dr. Wassell

Roderick Heath @ Film Freedonia [1944]

  • Excerpt: The Story of Dr. Wassell engaged then-current geopolitics as DeMille’s lone contribution to the era of morale-boosting dramas made about and during World War II.

From Our Members’ Desks (May 13, 2019)

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

Interviews

Father Son Holy Gore’s Interview with Heather Buckley

C.H. Newell @ Father Son Holy Gore

The Long Shot’s June Diane Raphael Is Happy to Be Your Go-to Alpha Female

Candice Frederick @ Vulture

Awards Coverage

Oscar in Box Office History (Week 18, 2019)

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Reviews of Short Films

A Sombra Interior (2018)

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

Other Types of Articles

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This Week at the Movies (May 10, 2019)

Here are some reviews of films coming out at the theater this week as well as others that may be in theaters or newly on home video.

Opening: May 10, 2019

Wide (United States)

The Hustle

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Pokémon: Detective Pikachu

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Tolkien

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Limited (United States)

The Biggest Little Farm

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: …inspirational in how it documents the resilience and intelligent design of nature, but who is it inspiring? Only those with seemingly unlimited financial resources and a large crew of devoted interns need apply.

The Biggest Little Farm

Adam Patterson @ Film Pulse

2019 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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