From Our Members’ Desks (Aug. 7, 2018)

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

Best of Lists

Top 10 Corrupt Movie Cops

Frank Ochieng @ The Critical Movie Critics

Top 10 Dance Scenes in Non-Musical Movies

Frank Ochieng @ The Critical Movie Critics

Top 10 Movie Nerds

Frank Ochieng @ The Critical Movie Critics

Top 10 Nefarious Movie Nerds

Frank Ochieng @ The Critical Movie Critics

Interviews

Jon Cvack

Frank Ochieng @ The Critical Movie Critics

The Spy Who Dumped Me Director on Obliterating Tropes in Action Comedies

Candice Frederick @ ComingSoon

The TCM Hosts Preach the Gospel of Being Yourself

Kyle Anderson @ Nerdist

Tributes

Seven Years of Showbiz Fun

Betty Jo Tucker @ Memosaic Blog

  • Excerpt: A tribute to the great entertainer George Bettinger and his Mom & Pop Shop radio show for giving fans such pleasure during the past seven years.

Essays

21st Century Horror Movies: Found Footage

Diego Salgado @ Cine Divergente [Spanish]

Akira is a Spiritual Experience 30 Years Later

Kyle Anderson @ Nerdist

Fish People and Mad Scientists: Lovecraft on Film

Kyle Anderson @ Nerdist

Galaxy Express 999 (1979) / Adieu, Galaxy Express 999: Final Stop Andromeda (1981)

Roderick Heath @ Film Freedonia

  • Excerpt: The inherently dreamlike conceit of an intergalactic craft that looks like a rattling old steam train is….an aesthetic choice that means the same thing to its passengers as to the movie viewer

How ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Explores What Freedom Looks Like in Prison Society

Candice Frederick @ The Hollywood Reporter

Orange Is the New Black Season 6 Has the Women Striving for Peace and Community More Than Ever

Candice Frederick @ Teen Vogue

The Ridiculously Twisted Plots of Italian Thrillers

Kyle Anderson @ Nerdist

Reviews of Short Films

Pickup

Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

  • Excerpt: First-rate filmmaking can be done in 15 minutes — like this one!

Two Go In One Comes Out: A Socumentary

Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

  • Excerpt: Director Brian T Shirley has invented a new film genre with his amusing socumentary. It made me chuckle through every scene!

Other Types of Articles

3 Fun Skits by the Movie Addict Players

Betty Jo Tucker @ Movie Addict Headquarters

  • Excerpt: A lively podcast poking fun at EAT PRAY LOVE, THE MUPPETS and THE LITTLE MERMAID.

Romantic Comedies Can Save Your Love Life!

Betty Jo Tucker @ Movie Addict Headquarters

  • Excerpt: This episode features Pamela Jaye Smith talking about her fascinating book, ROMANTIC COMEDIES: THESE FILMS CAN SAVE YOUR LOVE LIFE! — a tribute to love and the movies that show us how to find, hold, and relish it in our romantic relationships.

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