From Our Members’ Desks (Jan. 12, 2016)

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

Best of Lists

Best Bollywood Movies of 2015

Kathy Gibson @ Access Bollywood

Facing the Bitter Truth Awards 2015

Alan Mattli @ Facing the Bitter Truth [German]

  • Excerpt: I round off the year 2015 by presenting my very own awards nominations!

FilmWhinge’s Top Ten Films of 2015

Matthew McKernan @ FilmWhinge

  • Excerpt: A good year for documentaries, performances and good old fashioned storytelling.

My Favorite Films of 2015

Carson Lund @ Are the Hills Going to March Off?

My Movie Year 2015

Marilyn Ferdinand @ Ferdy on Films

My Top Ten Films of 2015

Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

The Top 20 Best Movies I Saw in 2015

Kristen Lopez @ Journeys in Classic Film

  • Excerpt: A list of the best first-time views and studio-era films I watched

The Top 20 Worst Films I Saw in 2015

Kristen Lopez @ Journeys in Classic Film

  • Excerpt: A list of the worst first-time views and studio-era films I watched

Worst Bollywood Movies of 2015

Kathy Gibson @ Access Bollywood

Awards Coverage

Oscar Preview: Precursor Winners & Losers, Week 6

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Looking at the winners and losers from Precursor Week 6.

Interviews

Acropolis Cinema Is L.A.’s Newest Experimental Film Venture

Daniel Schindel @ Los Angeles Magazine

Pilou Asbaek and Tuva Novotny – A War

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Quentin Tarantino – The Hateful Eight

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Essays

Destroy All Monsters: Because Leo Didn’t Win An Oscar For TITANIC, Leo Won’t Win An Oscar

Matt Brown @ TwitchFilm

Let’s Talk About the One Bad Scene that Kept ‘Inside Out’ From Greatness

Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire

  • Excerpt: Like most of her contemporaries, our daughter is nuts about this movie; she watches at least part of it once a day, maybe more. And as I’ve spent more time with it over the past few weeks, I’ve had plenty of opportunities to contemplate why I love it so much, and yet didn’t put it on my own “Best of 2015” list.

When the Bough Breaks: Goodnight Mommy

Andrew Wyatt @ The Curator

  • Excerpt: What exactly has the viewer witnessed by the conclusion of Goodnight Mommy: a malign interloper ferreted out by a pair of canny children, or a mother horribly abused by her own delusional sons?

Why Kurt Russell Has Become Our Ideal 21st Century Western Hero

Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire

  • Excerpt: Hateful Eight’ is the second film in recent months – after ‘Bone Tomahawk,’ out this week on DVD and Blu-ray – to find a gloriously hairy Russell making his way through a Western tale. There’s something about the actor that just seems right in these films, that makes him fit there in a way few modern actors do.

Reviews of Short Films

Carne de Gaviota

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Spanish Short Film Review

Hotel Bellevue

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: German Short Documentary Review

Karuppum Veluppum

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: UAE Short Film Review

Mahi va Man

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Iranian Short Film Review

Other Articles

Amor Impossível

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Portuguese Feature Film

Monday Memo: New Year, New Edition

Jordan M. Smith @ STFDocs.com

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