Classics & More on DVD (Sep. 18, 2018)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD. Pre-2016 Film Reviews Dodeskaden Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico [Portuguese] Excerpt: A great achievement about putting our concerns into perspective and understanding what this life can be, if we want or leave. Entranced Earth Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico [Portuguese] Excerpt: A cycle that is barely at the end and merges with another, even more cruel than the previous one, dressed in fashionable clothes and with words or systems of political-economic salvation, some supposedly innovative faces and much demagogy, making politics the art of putting a whole nation in dizzying trance. […]

From Our Members’ Desks (Sep. 17, 2018)

OFCS members don’t just write film reviews. Here are several articles you might find interesting. Best of Lists Dark Times: Top 20 Film Noir Caio Bogoni @ Cine Grandiose [Portuguese] Excerpt: Sex, crime, corruption and immorality. An acid take of mankind’s darker side in the best film noir of all time. The 10 Best Movies of 2018 (So Far) Alex Brannan @ CineFiles Reviews Excerpt: Interviews

Want to become a member?

LEARN MORE

This Week at the Movies (Sep. 14, 2018)

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: Sep. 14, 2018 Wide (United States) The Predator A Simple Favor White Boy Rick Limited (United States) Don’t Leave Home Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews Excerpt: …Tully’s creepy Catholic allegory hits high notes in its climax that recall Kubrick and Polanski. 2018 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

Reviews: White Boy Rick (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: [New] | Alex Brannan @ CineFiles Reviews Excerpt: White Boy Rick gets some mileage out of [its] premise, but it never fully sells its sympathies. [New] | Courtney Howard @ FreshFiction.tv Excerpt: Yann Demange’s film is more character study than a traditional rise and fall Scorsese-style hustler film – and that’s a good thing.

Reviews: A Simple Favor (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: [New] | Courtney Howard @ FreshFiction.tv Excerpt: Paul Feig’s feature houses a pristine pop aesthetic and finishes clean with a diabolical, seductive, and warped delivery. [New] | Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie Excerpt: Imagine Doris Day and Marlene Dietrich day-drinking, confiding secrets, and generating conspiracy theories. Sounds pretty intriguing right? If only given the chance. [New] | Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment

Reviews: The Predator (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: [New] | Caio Bogoni @ Cine Grandiose [Portuguese] Excerpt: Different from the previous entries, which is far from being a fatal issue in this new Predator film. [New] | Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage Excerpt: I’ll call it a missed opportunity since the stuff you come to see a Predator movie for is all here. Black has [simply] never seemed like someone who needed cheap tricks to earn an honest smile. [New] | Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment [New] | Adam Patterson @ Film Pulse Excerpt: Like […]

Classics & More on DVD (Sep. 11, 2018)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD. Pre-2016 Film Reviews 2001: A Space Odyssey Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com Excerpt: 2001: A Space Odyssey takes us on a journey from past to future that cements our role as pawn to our creators and creations. It shows violence, deception, and hubris as built inside our DNA with permanence fated to fuel our demise. Fight Club Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies Excerpt: …works on every level. The script is as tight as a balled fist and delivers its plot points like gut punches, with not a moment that doesn’t […]

From Our Members’ Desks (Sep. 10, 2018)

OFCS members don’t just write film reviews. Here are several articles you might find interesting. Interviews Lukas Feigelfeld, Director of Hagazussa Joao Pinto @ Portal Cinema Excerpt: We’ve talked with Lukas Feigelfeld, director of the horror hit Hagazussa! Move Over T-Rex, Here Comes The Meg! Marina Antunes @ Spark CG Paulo Leite, Director of Inner Ghosts Joao Pinto @ Portal Cinema Xavier Gens, Director of Hitman and Cold Skin Joao Pinto @ Portal Cinema Excerpt: French director Xavier Gens is in Portugal to participate in MOTELx to promote his new film: “Cold Skin”. We took the opportunity to interview him! […]

This Week at the Movies (Sep. 7, 2018)

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: DATE Wide (United States) The Nun For member reviews of this film, follow this link 2018 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

Reviews: The Nun (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: [New] | Alex Brannan @ CineFiles Reviews Excerpt: Terror ensues. I guess. [New] | Andrea Chase @ Killer Movie Reviews Excerpt: To judge by the loud snoring exploding a few seats away from me, I was not the only one who found this lugubrious excrescence less than compelling. [New] | Karl Delossantos @ Smash Cut Reviews Excerpt: The Nun feels like too much of a blockbuster with a lack of plot and focus on jump scares to be an effective entry in this horror franchise. Matt Donato @ We […]