From Our Members’ Desks (Oct. 13, 2015)

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

Interviews

The Final Girls

Chase Whale @ Twitch Film

  • Excerpt: Todd Strauss-Schulson (the guy who made the only good Harold and Kumar movie, A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas) teamed up with 80s child star Joshua John Miller (After Dark) to make the epic send-up horror comedy of epic send-up horror comedies called The Final Girls.

Not a Movie, but a Movement’: Davis Guggenheim Talks ‘He Named Me Malala’

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: The director talks about his new documentary about activist Malala Yousafzai.

The POV Interview: Geneviève Dulude-De Celles on ‘Welcome to F.L.’

Pat Mullen @ Point of View

  • Excerpt: Québécois filmmaker Geneviève Dulude-De Celles discusses her first feature ‘Welcome to F.L.’ at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Victoria

Chase Whale @ Hammer to Nail

  • Excerpt: Recently we spoke with co-writer and director Sebastian Schipper about the mayhem of shooting a movie in one take, the beautiful score, and the terrific lead, who we’re certain is going to be a star.

‘ Victoria’ Director Sebastian Schipper on How His One-Take Thriller is Nothing Like ‘Birdman’

Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage

  • Excerpt: I think if you want to get people excited you have to be excited yourself. I think a lot of people underestimate that.

Festivals: General Coverage

10 Must-See Movies at This Year’s New York Film Festival

Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire

  • Excerpt: As the fine folks at the Film Society of Lincoln Center have been screening select titles from the fest over the past couple of weeks, we’ve seen a few worth putting in your path.

Festivals: Individual Reviews

2015 London Film Festival – Must-See Movies

Rob Daniel @ Electric Shadows

  • Excerpt: We look at the 15 films showing at the 2015 BFI London Film Festival we’re most excited about

Adama

Marilyn Ferdinand @ Ferdy on Films

  • Excerpt: In his debut feature film, French animator/director/screenwriter Simon Rouby has turned to France’s past to tell a fable of sorts with flourishes of magic realism abetted in this animated film by a combination of 3D laser-scanned characters and 2D scenery and decors.

As curtas nacionais no MOTELx 2015

Nuno Reis @ SciFiWorld Portugal [Portuguese]

Carol

Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire

  • Excerpt: There’s a secondary character in ‘Carol’ who spends his time watching movies over and over, analyzing them, filling in the blanks and teasing out the subtext, and it’s not much of a stretch to guess that director Todd Haynes sees something of himself in that character. ‘Carol’ feels like the third part of a loose trilogy – preceded by ‘Far from Heaven’ and his HBO miniseries adaptation of ‘Mildred Pierce’ – of films set in the past, about women who are trapped by the confines of their time.

Clever

Marilyn Ferdinand @ Ferdy on Films

  • Excerpt: Clever 5 In psychological terms, it seems that cars are symbolic of the male ego, and that certainly is the case in the mordantly funny Clever, a new comedy from the Uruguayan filmmaking team of Federico Borgia and Guillermo Madeiro.

Contenders in Toronto | TIFF

Kent Turner @ Film-Forward.com

Fantastic Fest 2015: Day Five

Daniel Lackey @ The Nightmare Gallery

  • Excerpt: February; Der Bunker; Schneider vs. Bax; Rabid Dogs

Fantastic Fest 2015: Day Four

Daniel Lackey @ The Nightmare Gallery

  • Excerpt: Man vs. Snake; What We Become; Evolution

Fantastic Fest 2015: Day One

Daniel Lackey @ The Nightmare Gallery

  • Excerpt: The Lobster; Belladonna of Sadness

Fantastic Fest 2015: Day Seven

Daniel Lackey @ The Nightmare Gallery

  • Excerpt: Lazer Team; Men and Chicken; In Search of the Ultra-Sex; Southbound; Baskin

Fantastic Fest 2015: Day Six

Daniel Lackey @ The Nightmare Gallery

  • Excerpt: Too Late; The Witch; Demon; German Angst; The Similars

Fantastic Fest 2015: Day Three

Daniel Lackey @ The Nightmare Gallery

  • Excerpt: April and the Extraordinary World; High Rise; The Mind’s Eye; Follow; Stand by for Tape Back-Up

Fantastic Fest 2015: Day Two

Daniel Lackey @ The Nightmare Gallery

  • Excerpt: The Glorious Works of G.F. Zwaen; Darling; Green Room

Fantastic Fest: Day Eight

Daniel Lackey @ The Nightmare Gallery

  • Excerpt: Bone Tomahawk; Love and Peace; The Devil’s Candy; Daniel’s World

How George Clooney’s Uncle Rewrote the Coen Brothers and More From ‘O Brother’s’ 15th Anniversary Event

Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire

  • Excerpt: Tuesday night, the Coens were joined by cinematographer Roger Deakins and stars George Clooney, John Turturro, and Tim Blake Nelson to recall how they made, in the words of festival director Kent Jones, “the funniest movie ever based on The Odyssey.””

Why De Palma’s ‘Blow Out’ Tops Antonioni’s ‘Blow-Up’

Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire

  • Excerpt: Blow-Up’ is a wildly influential movie with a couple of truly marvelous sequences, and a whole lot of dead air. It’s been vaunted to the status of classic, yes, but the films it inspired have proven far more durable, movies that still play as vibrant works of art rather than time-capsule curios.

Awards Coverage

All That Jazz

David Crow @ Den of Geek

  • Excerpt: Jazz is like having Bob Fosse’s boozy breath exhaled onto your face. It’s a startlingly manic experience that is fueled by ego and a lusty passion for the ugly side of life and art: the blood, the sweat, and the tears.

Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man

David Crow @ Den of Geek

  • Excerpt: Over 80 years since it began, the Universal Monster legacy continues to stretch into a new century, spreading its celluloid immortality like a juicy Transylvanian kiss. The Universal Monsters did it first, and in many ways, their blunt directness has a special charm that is sorely lacking in the self-seriousness currently masquerading in their bloodless, caped descendants.

Television

Indian Summers

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice

  • Excerpt: A glimpse of the last gasp of the British Raj in India with its nationalistic pride and its toxic racism.

The Leftovers – The Complete First Season

Kristen Lopez @ Cinema Sentries

Prophet’s Prey

Sarah D Bunting @ Previously.TV

Essays

All That Jazz

David Crow @ Den of Geek

  • Excerpt: Jazz is like having Bob Fosse’s boozy breath exhaled onto your face. It’s a startlingly manic experience that is fueled by ego and a lusty passion for the ugly side of life and art: the blood, the sweat, and the tears.

Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man

David Crow @ Den of Geek

  • Excerpt: Over 80 years since it began, the Universal Monster legacy continues to stretch into a new century, spreading its celluloid immortality like a juicy Transylvanian kiss. The Universal Monsters did it first, and in many ways, their blunt directness has a special charm that is sorely lacking in the self-seriousness currently masquerading in their bloodless, caped descendants.

Reviews of Short Films

Alda

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Portuguese Animated Short Film Review

Almas Censuradas

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Portuguese Documentary Short Film Review

Antigamente, Tudo Era Diferente!

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Portuguese Animated Short Film Review

Brincar

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Portuguese Short Film Review

My Last Ten Hours with You

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Nôs Terra

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Portuguese Animated Short Film Review

Outro Homem Qualquer

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Portuguese Animated Short Film Review

The Prisoner

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Ptolmus

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Portuguese Animated Short Film Review

Três Semanas em Dezembro

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Portuguese Animated Short Film Review

Other Articles

Felices 140

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

A Ghostly Tour of Hollywood with Laurie Jacobson

Betty Jo Tucker @ Movie Addict Headquarters

  • Excerpt: This podcast features author Laurie Jacobson talking about Hollywood Haunted, her intriguing book that covers over 100 years of ghostly goings-on in filmland.

Um Filme Francês

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.