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, […]

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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 […]

Reviews: The Upside (2019)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: [New] | Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie Excerpt: Offers nothing unique to audiences looking to laugh or enjoy the hijinks between polar opposites, but there is just enough chemistry between Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart to keep the film from drowning. While this remake will soon fade into obscurity, it will be remembered for wasting Nicole Kidman’s time and effort.

Reviews: Cam (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: [New] | Dragan Antulov @ Draxblog VI [Croatian] Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film Excerpt: Screenwriter Isa Mazzei is a former camgirl herself and it shows in the film’s focus on the business side of proceedings, but director Daniel Goldhaber extends her work in a much stranger direction. Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage Excerpt: This film is about Alice salvaging her identity in the face of destruction. It’s about the pitfalls of an occupation vilified by a world embarrassed with its own cravings. Darren Mooney @ the m0vie […]

Reviews: A Dog’s Way Home (2019)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: [New] | Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews Excerpt: While the film has a few wobbles, most notably a prominent CGI cougar named Big Kitten who won’t fool anyone, it is difficult not to be affected by this tale of a dog’s love and loyalty. [New] | Courtney Howard @ Variety Excerpt: In the pantheon of puppy pictures, this doesn’t rank as top dog, but it’s certainly not the runt of the litter either.

Classics & More on DVD (Jan. 8, 2019)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD. Pre-2017 Film Reviews Denial Dragan Antulov @ Draxblog VI [Croatian] Dr. Caligari Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies Excerpt: Its overarching message seems to be ‘never seek psychiatric advice from a doctor who dresses in a vinyl minidress with metal cones attached to her breasts.’ It’s well worth a watch if you’re looking for something sexy, surreal and silly to fill an hour and a half. Jurassic World Dragan Antulov @ Draxblog VI [Croatian] Starman Kyle Anderson @ Nerdist Tomorrowland Dragan Antulov @ Draxblog VI [Croatian]

From Our Members’ Desks (Jan. 7, 2019)

OFCS members don’t just write film reviews. Here are several articles you might find interesting. Best of Lists 10 Best Movies of 2018 Karl Delossantos @ Smash Cut Reviews 10 Great Slow-Burn Horror Movies Karl Delossantos @ Smash Cut Reviews Excerpt: Slow-burn horror movies done right can be some of the scariest movies in the genre. Here are some of our favorites! 20 Year Retrospective: The 10 Best Films of 1998 Don Shanahan @ Every Movie Has a Lesson Excerpt: When measuring back as far as twenty years or more, I feel like favorites that have stood the test of […]

This Week at the Movies (Jan. 4, 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. 4, 2019 Wide (United States) Escape Room For member reviews of this film, follow this link 2019 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

Reviews: Ben Is Back (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews Excerpt: It’s small in scale, essentially a two-hander between Roberts and Hedges, and they are both at the top of their game here, Roberts fierce and unrelenting in her efforts to protect her son, Hedges keeping us guessing as to his true intentions. Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie Excerpt: Peter Hedges found a creative way to explore how the opioid crisis destroys families every single day and for the first half of his film, he almost achieves it. Unfortunately, the second half transformation into […]