From Our Members’ Desks (Jan. 21, 2019)

OFCS members don’t just write film reviews. Here are several articles you might find interesting. Best of Lists 10 Hidden Gems to Watch on Netflix UK Ross Miller @ Thoughts On Film Excerpt: Looking for something a bit different to watch on Netflix UK? Read this list of great hidden gems buried in its catalogue. Best Bollywood Movies of 2018 Kathy Gibson @ Access Bollywood Worst Bollywood Movies of 2018 Kathy Gibson @ Access Bollywood Awards Coverage

This Week at the Movies (Jan. 18, 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: Jan. 18, 2019 Wide (United States) Glass For member reviews of this film, follow this link 2019 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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Reviews: Glass (2019)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: [New] | Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews Excerpt: Shyamalan has come up with a solid, if somewhat underwhelming, idea here…only to undercut it time and time again with lazy screenwriting. The sole reason to see “Glass” is to once again marvel at McAvoy’s tremendously entertaining acting gymnastics. [New] | Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie Excerpt: Mr. Glass seeks revenge upon the world which has told him time and again has no use for him. It’s a shame even a film with his name as the title couldn’t find room […]

Reviews: On the Basis of Sex (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews Excerpt: Leder returns to the big screen with an effort that feels intended for the small screen. While it tells a great story…”On the Basis of Sex” feels like a Lifetime movie. [New] | Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews Excerpt: By focusing on a tax case, On the Basis of Sex doesn’t stir the emotions as it should. The chronicle doesn’t seem vital enough for anyone other than her most ardent admirers in need of an idealized portrait. Courtney Howard @ FreshFiction.tv Excerpt: […]

Reviews: Monsters and Men (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: David Bax @ Battleship Pretension Excerpt: Monsters and Men is what we used to call a “social problem film.” [New] | Ross Miller @ Thoughts On Film Excerpt: Writer-director Reinaldo Marcus Green makes an impressive, ambitious and thought-provoking debut. Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage Excerpt: Even with this sense of complexity, however, Monsters and Men still can’t stop itself from dipping too far into hyperbolic moments made more powerful by artifice than they ultimately prove. [New] | Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog Excerpt: Trip(tych)ing all over itself. Courtney […]

Reviews: Destroyer (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum Excerpt: I loved every deliciously trashy and amazingly broody second of this. Kusama and Kidman are both working at the very top of their game. [New] | Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog Excerpt: An A-minus-grade B-movie. Frank Ochieng @ rec.arts.movies.reviews Excerpt: Destroyer’s selling point is its leading lady Kidman whose fraught physicality and penetrating performance as an undesirable, conflicted cop in this stagy street-wise fable of corruptible consciousness propels this urban drama’s bloodshot resonance [New] | Eddie Pasa @ DC Filmdom Scott Phillips […]

Reviews: Stan & Ollie (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews Excerpt: Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly are simply astonishing in these roles, Coogan capturing Laurel’s meek, innocent befuddlement while Reilly counters with Hardy’s steam-venting exasperation and clipped diction. [New] | Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie Excerpt: Stan & Ollie follows their gradual descent, more gravitational than graceful. A career’s worth of baggage provides enough material to chew on, but this is more nostalgic remembrance about another time rather than a celebration. Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment Excerpt: There’s some real movie magic […]

Classics & More on DVD (Jan. 15, 2019)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD. Pre-2017 Film Reviews 2001: A Space Odyssey – 50th Anniversary Edition M. Enois Duarte @ High-Def Digest Excerpt: Fifty years later, Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey remains a hypnotic, seminal sci-fi masterpiece of visual storytelling that continues to inspire, dumbfound and challenge. Schindler’s List: 25th Anniversary Edition M. Enois Duarte @ High-Def Digest Excerpt: Twenty-five years later, Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List remains a harrowing, gut-wrenching motion picture experience with stunningly haunting cinematography and superb performances.

From Our Members’ Desks (Jan. 14, 2019)

OFCS members don’t just write film reviews. Here are several articles you might find interesting. Best of Lists The 10 Best Bollywood Films of 2018… Tusshar Sasi @ Filmy Sasi The 10 Best Bollywood Soundtracks of 2018… Tusshar Sasi @ Filmy Sasi 30 Incredible World Cinema Titles from 2018 That You Shouldn’t Miss…. Tusshar Sasi @ Filmy Sasi Best films of Alfonso Cuarón Anne Hoyt @ AARP.org [Spanish] Best of 2018 So Far Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Texan Reviews Excerpt: My Number One Film of 2018 is one of those ‘you can’t believe this even if it is true’ films, […]

This Week at the Movies (Jan. 11, 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: Jan. 11, 2019 Wide (United States) A Dog’s Way Home For member reviews of this film, follow this link The Upside For member reviews of this film, follow this link Limited (United States) Perfect Strangers Courtney Howard @ FreshFiction.tv Excerpt: This deliciously wildly provocative chamber piece is not only universal in its audience appeal, it has clever twists that make for thoroughly engaging entertainment. Expanding (United States) If Beale Street Could Talk […]