This Week at the Movies (Oct. 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: Oct. 19, 2018 Wide (United States) Halloween For member reviews of this film, follow this link Expanding (United States) The Hate U Give Brent McKnight @ The Seattle Times Limited (United States) What They Had Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment Excerpt: What They Had is the sort of family drama you can appreciate for keeping things fairly straightforward. It offers a relatable story that does enough to round out the characters […]

From Our Members’ Desks (Oct. 15, 2018)

OFCS members don’t just write film reviews. Here are several articles you might find interesting. Best of Lists Top 10: Cine Horror Sci-fi Federico Furzan @ Cinelipsis [Spanish] Top 5: Documentales “True Crime” Federico Furzan @ El Otro Cine [Spanish] Festivals: General Coverage Denver Film Festival: The Line-up Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee Excerpt: One of this year’s special Red Carpet presentations, The Front Runner is certain to be of local interest as Gary Hart was one of Colorado’s senators at the time he made his ill-fated run to be president. Essays

This Week at the Movies (Oct. 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: Oct. 12, 2018 Wide (United States) Bad Times at the El Royale For member reviews of this film, follow this link First Man For member reviews of this film, follow this link Limited (United States) 2018 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

Classics & More on DVD (Oct. 9, 2018)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD. Pre-2016 Film Reviews Bottle Rocket Bavner Donaldo @ Cinejour [Indonesian] Looker Michael Reuben @ Blu-ray.com Excerpt: The film’s depiction of technology is hopelessly dated, but as usual with writer/director Michael Crichton, his instincts about where we were heading were uncannily accurate. A Matter of Life and Death Chris Barsanti @ PopMatters Excerpt: Powell and Pressburger’s witty wartime classic about a British airman who goes to court in heaven to appeal his death is a celebration of the human spirit that separates romanticism from sentimentality. Scarlet Diva Michael Reuben @ Blu-ray.com Excerpt: […]

From Our Members’ Desks (Oct. 8, 2018)

OFCS members don’t just write film reviews. Here are several articles you might find interesting. Best of Lists 11 TV Shows to Watch in October Allyson Johnson @ ThePlaylist 16 Movies to See in October Allyson Johnson @ ThePlaylist Excerpt: Interviews Stage Legend Mary Beth Peil: A Leading Lady On Film at Last Jose Solís @ The Clyde Fitch Report Excerpt: Broadway’s grande dame shines in a film about aging, longing and the generation gap. Essays

This Week at the Movies (Oct. 5, 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) A Star Is Born For member reviews of this film, follow this link Venom For member reviews of this film, follow this link Limited (United States) Chasing the Blues Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage Excerpt: If you can’t buy into [Rosenmeyer and Conner’s] pratfalls and sarcastic anger, the whole can easily fall apart. Luckily they’re quick to endear themselves to us so we can look past any […]

Classics & More on DVD (Oct. 2, 2018)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD. Pre-2016 Film Reviews Appropriate Behavior Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com Excerpt: You shouldn’t be surprised by how much heartache is present considering the subject matter lets it exist behind every scene, but it will surprise simply because we so rarely receive it in this genre. Birdboy: The Forgotten Children Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies Excerpt: Birdboy’ is the story of cute, drug-addicted baby animals stranded on a dystopian, post-apocalyptic island… But for all of its sarcastic nihilism, it’s not a black comedy, but an empathetic fable and an immersive spectacle, […]

From Our Members’ Desks (Oct. 1, 2018)

OFCS members don’t just write film reviews. Here are several articles you might find interesting. Best of Lists Aaron’s Top 10 Favorite Films & Movie Moments of 2018 So Far Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment Excerpt: We’ve reached the midway point of 2018, so it is time to take a look at the films that have stood out so far. Top 10: Intro’s/Opening sequences de películas Federico Furzan @ Cinelipsis [Spanish] Excerpt: Interviews

This Week at the Movies (Sep. 28, 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: Sep. 28, 2018 Wide (United States) Little Women Night School Smallfoot Limited (United States) The Old Man and the Gun Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment Excerpt: This laidback crime caper could have gone down a number of different avenues to tell the story of a real-life career criminal, but when the camera accomplishes so much with slow push-ins on old man Redford’s very likable face, why make things more complicated? 2018 […]

Classics & More on DVD (Sep. 25, 2018)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD. Pre-2016 Film Reviews Assault on Precinct 13 Roderick Heath @ Film Freedonia Excerpt: Much like his hero Bishop, John Carpenter was a man trying to get somewhere when he made Assault on Precinct 13, one feeling the pinch of frustration. The Bad Sleep Well Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico [Portuguese] Excerpt: An analysis of the human character. The Beaches of Agnès Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico [Portuguese] Excerpt: Varda reconstructs his memories in a film that is pure visual and thematic delight. The Birds Steve Biodrowski @ Hollywood Gothique Excerpt: Over […]