2005 Awards (9th Annual)

^ Winner ^ Best Picture Brokeback Mountain Crash Good Night, and Good Luck. ^ A History of Violence ^ Munich Best Animated Feature Corpse Bride Howl’s Moving Castle Madagascar Robots ^ Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit ^ Best Foreign Language Film 2046 Caché ^ Downfall ^ Kung Fu Hustle Oldboy Best Documentary The Aristocrats Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room ^ Grizzly Man ^ March of the Penguins Murderball Best Director George Clooney – Good Night, and Good Luck. ^ David Cronenberg – A History of Violence ^ Peter Jackson – King Kong Ang Lee – […]

Classics & More on DVD (Oct. 30, 2018)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD. Pre-2016 Film Reviews How Joe Sarno Made Michael Barrett @ Lunacy Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies Excerpt: It’s got the Marquis de Sade, an asylum run by chicken-farming lunatics, and animated steaks dancing in between scenes. Despite that lineup, it may be Jan Svankmajer’s most conventional movie. Rudolph Valentino Collection Michael Barrett @ PopMatters

Classics & More on DVD (Feb. 1, 2016)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD. Reviews of Classic Films The Adventures of Robin Hood Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film Carnal Knowledge Kristen Lopez @ Journeys in Classic Film Gilda Jamie S. Rich @ Criterion Confessions Excerpt: Gilda is a bundle of conflicted emotions. It’s a film where the characters all insist that they make their own luck, but then proceed to consistently act against their best interests. Labyrinth Hugo Gomes @ Cinematograficamente Falando … The Last Detail Clark Provence @ 365 Movie Guy Excerpt: The Last Detail is technically a comedy (and a consistently funny […]

Classics & More on DVD (Feb. 1, 2016)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD. Reviews of Classic Films The Adventures of Robin Hood Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film Carnal Knowledge Kristen Lopez @ Journeys in Classic Film Gilda Jamie S. Rich @ Criterion Confessions Excerpt: Gilda is a bundle of conflicted emotions. It’s a film where the characters all insist that they make their own luck, but then proceed to consistently act against their best interests. Labyrinth Hugo Gomes @ Cinematograficamente Falando … The Last Detail Clark Provence @ 365 Movie Guy Excerpt: The Last Detail is technically a comedy (and a consistently funny […]

Classics & More on DVD (Dec. 8, 2015)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD. Reviews of Classic Films The Crowd Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan Excerpt: When I finished The Crowd, I did not get the sense that there was any ‘downbeat’ ending. If anything, I finished The Crowd not with a sense of despair, but with a sense of hope. Greed Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan Excerpt: Even in this ‘short’ version, Greed remains of the greatest silent films and among the Great Films in All Cinema, its visual impact and story of the corrupted nature of man still powerful and relevant […]

Classics & More on DVD (Dec. 8, 2015)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD. Reviews of Classic Films The Crowd Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan Excerpt: When I finished The Crowd, I did not get the sense that there was any ‘downbeat’ ending. If anything, I finished The Crowd not with a sense of despair, but with a sense of hope. Greed Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan Excerpt: Even in this ‘short’ version, Greed remains of the greatest silent films and among the Great Films in All Cinema, its visual impact and story of the corrupted nature of man still powerful and relevant […]

From Our Members’ Desks (Oct 6. 2015)

OFCS members don’t just write film reviews. Here are several articles you might find interesting. Best of Lists Top 21 Must-See Dance Sequences in Classic Films Kristen Lopez @ Journeys in Classic Film Interviews

From Our Members' Desks (Oct 6. 2015)

OFCS members don’t just write film reviews. Here are several articles you might find interesting. Best of Lists Top 21 Must-See Dance Sequences in Classic Films Kristen Lopez @ Journeys in Classic Film Interviews

The Essay Question (Aug. 27, 2015)

Every couple of weeks, the OFCS polls its members with a question related to movies. It can be serious or amusing, but each member is given the opportunity to submit a short response to the question, which we will then post on Thursday mornings. Here is this week’s query. Essay Question #19: What is the difference between an effective black comedy and just a mean-spirited film? Give examples of each. Question Submitted by: Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic Responses

Classics & More on DVD (Aug. 24, 2015)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD. Reviews of Classic Films The Clock Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan Excerpt: I don’t think of The Clock as a forgotten film. I think of The Clock as undiscovered treasure, a sweet, gentle movie that works and that is still relevant today (if perhaps a bit dated and not as believable due to technological advances). Foreign Intrigue Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema The Fountainhead Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan Excerpt: I found that The Fountainhead has a great idea for a plot and some beautiful visuals. It also has at […]