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This Week at the Movies (Dec. 15, 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: Dec. 15, 2019

Wide (United States)

Alita: Battle Angel

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Happy Death Day 2U

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Isn’t It Romantic

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Limited (United States)

Donnybrook

Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See

  • Excerpt: Some viewers will be put off by Donnybrook’s relentless misery and abject despair—there’s not a glint of hope to find, even in the devastating final moment. But it’s a primal cry, an injury that won’t heal, and a weighty, powerful look at the underbelly of America’s decaying heartland.

Fighting with My Family

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: a warm and messy, a sprawling family sports saga where the oddest of oddballs find their niches. Merchant and his cast have created the very definition of a crowd pleaser, whether you’re a fan of the WWE or not.

2019 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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From Our Members’ Desks (Feb. 11, 2019)

OFCS members don’t just write film reviews. Here are several articles you might find interesting.

Other Types of Articles

Streaming Bloody Murder: Horror VOD Postmortem for January 2019

Andrew Wyatt @ The Lens

This Week at the Movies (Feb. 8, 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: Feb. 8, 2019

Wide (United States)

Cold Pursuit

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The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

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The Prodigy

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What Men Want

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2019 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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From Our Members’ Desks (Feb. 4, 2019)

OFCS members don’t just write film reviews. Here are several articles you might find interesting.

Best of Lists

The 10 Best Films of 2018 and their lessons

Don Shanahan @ Every Movie Has a Lesson

  • Excerpt: All ten and a few extra were no-doubt five-star films for me. True to this website’s specialty, each film will be paired with its best life lesson.

The 2019 Cinemayward Oscars

Joel Mayward @ Cinemayward

  • Excerpt: With the Oscar nominees announced, here are the 2019 Cinemayward Oscars, celebrating much of what the Oscars (and other awards) overlooked this year, as well as a few unique categories of my own.

The Best Films of 2018: The Roundtable

Andrew Wyatt @ The Lens

Awards Coverage

3rd Annual CIFCC Award nominations

Don Shanahan @ Every Movie Has a Lesson

  • Excerpt: As one of the founders and directors of the Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle, I’m honored to be among such fine peers. These are solid picks our group can be proud to support.

Marcello Fonte vence prémio de interpretação masculina nos European Film Awards

Paulo Portugal @ Insider [Portuguese]

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Interviews

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This Week at the Movies (Feb. 1, 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: Feb. 1, 2019

Wide (United States)

Limited (United States)

Piercing

Karl Delossantos @ Smash Cut Reviews

  • Excerpt: Piercing is a twisted watch that will completely satisfy genre fans and polarize mainstream audiences — but that’s why it works.

Piercing

Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage

  • Excerpt: It proves impossible to know where things might go next thanks to the physical manifestation of internal turmoil and the hallucinatory blur between life and psychosis.

2019 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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Classics & More on DVD (Jan. 29, 2019)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.

Pre-2017 Film Reviews

Alphaville

Andrew Wyatt @ The Lens

Straight to Hell

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies

From Our Members’ Desks (Jan. 28, 2019)

OFCS members don’t just write film reviews. Here are several articles you might find interesting.

Tributes

For Carol Channing

Betty Jo Tucker @ AuthorsDen

  • Excerpt: Carol Channing’s passing motivated me to write this poem.

Essays

The Trip (1967)

Roderick Heath @ This Island Rod

  • Excerpt: Much as Paul’s decision to try acid is based in his desire to understand himself and push the psychic envelope rather than simply enjoy an illicit thrill, so the film serves as in part as a capsule of Corman rummaging through his career, winnowing out key images and concepts.

This Week at the Movies (Jan. 25, 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. 25, 2019

Wide (United States)

The Kid Who Would Be King

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Serenity

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2019 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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Classics & More on DVD (Jan. 22, 2019)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.

Pre-2017 Film Reviews

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies

  • Excerpt: I can think of no other movie in history that is so thoroughly dominated by its sets: not by the acting, script, or cinematography, but by the actual physical locales where everything plays out.

Citizen Kane (1941)

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee

  • Excerpt: It’s the image of the sled that stuck in my mind.

Terminator Genisys (2015)

Dragan Antulov @ Draxblog [Croatian]

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

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