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

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD. Pre-2016 Film Reviews Schindler’s List MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com Excerpt: The devastating cultural experience Spielberg’s masterpiece presented to us 25 years ago felt then like a piece of history. Today, from the bowels of 2018, it feels like a warning, a premonition, a harbinger.

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

OFCS members don’t just write film reviews. Here are several articles you might find interesting. Awards Coverage Reactions and Lessons from the 2019 Golden Globe film nominations Don Shanahan @ Every Movie Has a Lesson Excerpt: Matching my website’s style, here are my lessons, reactions, and trends from the film selections and nominees of the 2019 Golden Globe Awards. Video Essays, Video Reviews, Vlogs & More Imagine a Serene, Untroubled World and What Do You Get? ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’ Michael Barrett @ PopMatters Other Types of Articles Raiva (2018) Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese] Excerpt:

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This Week at the Movies (Dec. 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: Dec. 7, 2018 Limited (United States) No Reviews Available 2018 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas Beautiful Boy For member reviews of this film, follow this link Can You Ever Forgive Me? For member reviews of this film, follow this link Creed II For member reviews of this film, follow this link Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald For member reviews of this film, follow this link The Favourite For member […]

Reviews: Roma (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: David Crow @ Den of Geek Excerpt: In a year like 2018, it is hard to think of a film that more lovingly or enthusiastically embraces the cinematic vernacular of the last hundred years to tell a story of such intimate delicacy and complementary big screen scope. Alan Mattli @ Facing the Bitter Truth Excerpt: Roma is told in indelible moments and images, which demand to be seen, heard, and felt in a movie theatre. Pat Mullen @ BeatRoute Excerpt: Watching Roma in a crowded theatre, I could only […]

Reviews: The Favourite (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: David Crow @ Den of Geek Excerpt: The Favourite is an exercise in droll deconstructionism, marveling in exquisite set design and costumes that rarely veer toward the anachronistic… yet still resist the urge of fawning reverence and hagiographic sentimentality that so bedevils most American productions about British monarchs and the centuries-old gentry class. Infusing passion into this potentially disaffected aesthetic is a triumvirate of tour de force performances from Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, and Rachel Weisz. [New] | Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews Excerpt: Director Yorgos Lanthimos understands […]

Classics & More on DVD (Dec. 4, 2018)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD. Pre-2016 Film Reviews Clouzot: The Early Works Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee Excerpt: Film historian Peter Tonguette’s accompanying booklet is titled “The Apprenticeship of Henri-Georges Clouzot” – perhaps too unwieldy for a blu-ray title, but more accurate. The six features are all linked by having Clouzot’s hand in the screenplays. Come and See Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies Évolution Federico Furzan @ Cinelipsis [Spanish] Fists in the Pocket Ronald Wilkinson @ Its Just Movies Robin and Marian Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Texan Reviews Robin Hood Rick […]

From Our Members’ Desks (Dec. 3, 2018)

OFCS members don’t just write film reviews. Here are several articles you might find interesting. Awards Coverage 2019 Oscar Predictions: Best Picture Karl Delossantos @ Smash Cut Reviews Festivals: Individual Reviews A Outra Margem (2007) Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese] Essays Crítica: Suspiria (1977) Federico Furzan @ Cinelipsis [Spanish] Video Essays, Video Reviews, Vlogs & More

This Week at the Movies (Nov. 30, 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: Nov. 30, 2018 Wide (United States) None Limited (United States) None 2018 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas Bohemian Rhapsody For member reviews of this film, follow this link Colette For member reviews of this film, follow this link Creed II For member reviews of this film, follow this link Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald For member reviews of this film, follow this link Free Solo For member reviews of […]

Reviews: Winchester (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Matt Donato @ We Got This Covered Excerpt: Winchester should be a historical slice of “Great American” horror pie, but instead we’re left hungry. James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture [New] | Federico Furzan @ Cinelipsis [Spanish] Jared Mobarak @ BuffaloVibe Excerpt: So we can appreciate the production value and performances of those caught within the turmoil, but there are no surprises to be had or drama to feel. Winchester might be prettier than expected, but still as hollow. Kristy Puchko @ CBR.com Excerpt: Winchester shoots itself in the foot […]

Reviews: Science Fair (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Texan Reviews David Bax @ Battleship Pretension Excerpt: That lack of irony is absolutely the correct choice for a film whose subject matter is both thoroughly wholesome and—somehow, in these confounding times—radically divisive. [New] | Karl Delossantos @ Smash Cut Reviews Excerpt: Science Fair documents the profound and entertaining journey of nine students competing against 1,700 of the world’s brightest young minds. MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com Excerpt: Meet some of the most brilliant teenagers alive, high-school students from all over the world competing at the […]