From Our Members’ Desks (Sep. 24, 2018)

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

Best of Lists

The Best Horror Movies.

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico [Portuguese]

The Best Movie Trilogies

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico [Portuguese]

The Best Vampire Movies.

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico [Portuguese]

The Best Westerns of Cinema

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico [Portuguese]

Top 50 LGBT-themed Movies

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico [Portuguese]

Interviews

American Koko star Diarra Kilpatrick dishes on working with Viola Davis

Candice Frederick @ AM New York

Hannah Levien, the Star of Siren

Joao Pinto @ Portal Cinema

  • Excerpt: We catch up with young Australian actress Hanna Levien to talk about the upcoming season of Siren!

Matthew McConaughey Talks Getting Into Character For ‘White Boy Rick’

Christian Long @ The Hollywood Reporter

  • Excerpt: It was human, it was tragic, it was funny, but it was authentic, explained McConaughey, describing the based-on-a-true-story film as something that needed to be told, “even if it were fiction.”

Oscar Nominee Luis Sequeira, the Costume Designer of the Upcoming It 2 and the Award Winning Film The Shape of Water

Joao Pinto @ Portal CInema

  • Excerpt: Today we had a chat with Luis Sequeira, the award winning Costume Designer of Shape of Water!

Essays

How The Purge intricately explores black female rage

Candice Frederick @ The Week

A Return to Salem’s Lot: Larry Cohen Hates Nazis Like a Real American!

C.H. Newell @ Father Son Holy Gore

  • Excerpt: A Return to Salem’s Lot uses the vampire movie as a way to explore the infestation of the USA by decidedly un-American entities. In a day and age when neo-Nazis/white nationalists are less and less uncommon in the public eye, Cohen’s sequel is eerily prescient.

Video Essays, Video Reviews, Vlogs & More

The Crossroads of Reality and Melodrama in ‘Rocco and His Brothers’

Michael Barrett @ PopMatters.com

Impulse’ Stylishly Avoids Restraint

Michael Barrett @ PopMatters.com

War, Racism, and Other Social Spasms in the Newly-Restored ‘Strange Victory’

Michael Barrett @ PopMatters.com

When Filming Itself Becomes More Important than the Film: Olivier Assayas’ ‘Cold Water’ (L’eau froide)

Michael Barrett @ PopMatters.com

Reviews of Short Films

All The Memory Of The World review

Amber Wilkinson @ Eye For Film

  • Excerpt: The smooth roving camera work – occasionally broken with quick cuts – gives the film a dramatic edge, amped up by the Maurice Jarre’s stirring and playful lorchestral score.

Sewing Borders

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

The Styrene’s Song review

Amber Wilkinson @ Eye For Film

  • Excerpt: A philosophical note lends the film an additional air of mystery that, like the plastics, can be moulded in a variety of ways, depending on your viewpoint.

Other Types of Articles

Blu-ray Review: An All-Time Great Party Scene Graces Criterion’s COLD WATER Blu-ray

Matt Brown @ Screen Anarchy

  • Excerpt: Olivier Assayas’ intimate epic of rock n’ roll and teen ennui features beguiling leads and a great soundtrack.

Brothers’ Nest

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

Favorite Film Songs Medley On Demand

Betty Jo Tucker @ Movie Addict Headquarters

  • Excerpt: Movie Addict Headquarters spotlights favorite film songs and singers during a special On Demand encore episode.

The Films of Jess Franco: Cinema on the Fringes

Alex Brannan @ Film International

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