Classics & More on DVD (Aug. 21, 2018)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD. Pre-2016 Film Reviews The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez Jon Partridge @ Cinapse Excerpt: Edward James Olmos stars in this gritty, cross-cultural folk tale, new to the Criterion collection Cinderella Liberty Matthew Lucas @ From the Front Row Lady Street Fighter Jon Partridge @ Cinapse Excerpt: Lady Street Fighter is certainly an acquired taste. When the action is flowing, it’s a sleazy action romp. When the narrative kicks in, the film becomes a disjointed, befuddling affair, but there’s certainly enough weirdness help you along the way. A Matter of Life and Death […]

From Our Members’ Desks (Aug. 20, 2018)

OFCS members don’t just write film reviews. Here are several articles you might find interesting. Best of Lists All Bets Are Off: Top Ten Films About Las Vegas Frank Ochieng @ Popoptiq Boob on the Tube: Top Ten Worst Movie Adaptations of TV Shows Frank Ochieng @ Popoptiq Classroom Chaos: Top Ten High School Outsiders Frank Ochieng @ Popoptiq Creature Feature: Top Ten Animals Gone Bad in the Movies Frank Ochieng @ Popoptiq Follow My Lead: Top Ten Mentors in the Movies Frank Ochieng @ Popoptiq Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned: Top 10 Damaged Divas in the Movies […]

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This Week at the Movies (Aug. 17-19, 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: Aug. 17-19, 2018 Wide (United States) Alpha For member reviews of this film, follow this link Crazy Rich Asians For member reviews of this film, follow this link 2018 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

Reviews: Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: [New] | Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum Excerpt: It’s a very enjoyable romantic comedy with endearing leads. Hopefully, it will open the floodgates for more films that can speak to the experience of other people who have been similarly underserved. [New] | Matt Donato @ Flickering Myth Excerpt: In a time when the best rom-coms or rom-drams seem to be of the indie variety, Hollywood’s game has changed. Crazy Rich Asians is a celebration of love, sumptuous extravagance and representation in cinema that so many deserve to see. [New] […]

Reviews: Eighth Grade (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum Excerpt: In a strange way, I hated the experience of watching Eighth Grade, but I mean that in the best way possible. It’s rare to see a coming-of-age film that fully embraces the trauma and anxieties of youth in such an assertive way without coming across as condescending, disingenuous, or inauthentic. Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews Excerpt: Let’s face it. This isn’t just eighth grade, this is the human experience and it speaks to everyone. [New] | Matthew Lucas @ From the Front […]

Reviews: Alpha (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: [New] | Courtney Howard @ FreshFiction.tv Excerpt: Harrowing and heartwarming, this coming-of-age tale of unlikely “fwends” is a phenomenal, pulse-pounding journey worth taking.

Classics & More on DVD (Aug. 14, 2018)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD. Pre-2016 Film Reviews Interstellar Anne Hoyt @ AARP.org/Español Excerpt: El tiempo es el gran tema en el cine de los hermanos Nolan y esa inquietud filosófica alcanza su máxima expresión visual en Interstellar. Esta ópera espacial, que es a la vez historia de amor, drama sicológico y de suspenso, nos plantea una visión del futuro revolucionaria y radical: nos devuelve al pasado.

From Our Members’ Desks (Aug. 13, 2018)

OFCS members don’t just write film reviews. Here are several articles you might find interesting. Tributes Happy Birthday, Olivia de Havilland! Betty Jo Tucker @ Memosaic Blog Excerpt: Remembering this great actress on her 102nd birthday. Mr. Showbiz Will Be Missed Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews Excerpt: I will always remember the great entertainer George Bettinger as “Mr. Showbiz” because of his multiple talents as an impressionist, actor, comic and radio host. Fans and friends throughout the world are saddened by his unexpected passing on 8/2/2018. Other Types of Articles Maborosi Matthew Lucas @ From the Front Row […]

This Week at the Movies (Aug. 10-12, 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) BlacKkKlansman For member reviews of this film, follow this link Dog Days For member reviews of this film, follow this link The Meg For member reviews of this film, follow this link 2018 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

Reviews: The Meg (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews Excerpt: while the movie’s situations are incontrovertibly silly, [Turteltaub]’s delivered a slick summer entertainment. Jason Statham is a welcome reprieve from Rock fatigue. [New] | Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum Excerpt: The Meg is an unabashed B-movie, but it’s one that plays a bit more low-key than something like the Sharknado series, which I think works to its advantage. The cast is fun and engaging, and the action, despite PG-13 restrictions, is satisfying. [New] | Courtney Howard @ FreshFiction.tv Excerpt: A perfect blend of […]