From Our Members’ Desks (Aug. 27, 2018)

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

Best of Lists

Top 10 Movie Rebels

Frank Ochieng @ Screen Anarchy

Top 10 Movie Womanizers

Frank Ochieng @ Screen Anarchy

Interviews

Alessandra Pinkston

Frank Ochieng @ The Critical Movie Critics

Alicia Malone on Where to Start with Classic Film

Kyle Anderson @ Nerdist

Alone Together stars Esther Povitsky and Benji Aflalo explore millennial life

Candice Frederick @ Am New York

Caoimhe Cassidy

Frank Ochieng @ The Critical Movie Critics

Cody Broadway

Frank Ochieng @ The Critical Movie Critics

Looking for Classic Cinema? TCM’s Dave Karger Says You Just Need One

Kyle Anderson @ Nerdist

The New The Purge TV Series Aims to Be as Morally Ambiguous as Its Characters [Set Visit]

Candice Frederick @ /Film

Tributes

The Top 10 Trivial Tidbits About Robin Williams (1951-2014)

Frank Ochieng @ Popoptiq

A True Maverick: Top 10 Films of James Garner (1928-2014)

Frank Ochieng @ Popoptiq

Essays

Critical Unfairness: Just When Do We Wave the White Flag?

Frank Ochieng @ Popoptiq

The Fly: Man, Monster, Madness

Frank Ochieng @ Popoptiq

Skate Kitchen, 13 Reasons Why show teens often feel powerless in the #MeToo Era

Candice Frederick @ Mic

Video Essays, Video Reviews, Vlogs & More

Reviews of Short Films

El Amor (2016)

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

Gatita de Mar (2017)

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

Inexistencia (2018)

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

Love, Song: My Brother

Frank Ochieng @ Screen Anarchy

  • Excerpt: Writer/director/actress Qingge Gao’s poignantly sedate Chinese-language romancer Love, Song (a.k.a Love, Song: My Brother) is a devoutly tender and expressive short drama about the identity of love and romance between lifelong friends grounded in the questionable blur of committed childhood friendship morphing into passionate young adulthood.

La Revelación (2017)

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

Simbiosis (2017)

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

Teaser (2017)

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

Other Types of Articles

Cinelife

Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

  • Excerpt: My poem combining life and cinema.

ComingSoon.net Visits the Set of What Men Want

Candice Frederick @ ComingSoon

Everything We Learned on the Set of USA’s The Purge TV Series [Set Visit]

Candice Frederick @ /Film

Five Horror Film Treats

Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

The Inkwell

Sarah Boslaugh @ The Arts STL

  • Excerpt: The Inkwell has some serious problems in terms of character and tone—the former are largely stereotypes, while the latter relies far too much on broad silliness that seldom is funny—but it’s hard to know who to blame.

Kids’ Movies That Proved Surprisingly Controversial

Mike McGranaghan @ Ranker

Richard Jack Smith’s New Book

Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

  • Excerpt: My rave review of “A Poet Among Critics” by Richard Jack Smith

Smashing Time

Sarah Boslaugh @ The Arts STL

  • Excerpt: Smashingt Time is perfectly mad, in the best British sense, and screenwriter George Melly (known primarily as a jazz musician, he wrote only one other feature-length screenplay) and director Desmond Davis (known primarily for Clash of the Titans) pull out all the stops as they go for impact over logic. This is the opposite of a well-made film, in other words, but it’s a lot of fun if you’re in the mood for high silliness.

The Style of Sleaze

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee

The Terror Tells of Men and Monsters, Consumed by Fear, and Each Other

Jon Partridge @ Cinapse

  • Excerpt: The Terror is an impressive production, featuring a stellar lineup of talent both in front and behind the camera, all contributing to a tangible sense of authenticity.,Some fine writing builds the horrors that gradually engulf these men and unleash what’s within. Undoubtably one of the standout works of 2018.

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