From Our Members’ Desks (Sep. 29, 2015)

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

Interviews

Dark Materials: Interview with Hans Herbots

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

A Girl, of Fil: Interview with Doona Bae

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Festivals: General Coverage

The 53rd New York Film Festival 2015

Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com

  • Excerpt: [VIDEO ESSAY] As with any festival there are must-see films, sure-bets, and movies to avoid. Here are my best picks in each category.

Festivals: Individual Reviews

De Palma

Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire

  • Excerpt: De Palma and Hitchcock now also share the experience of walking through their careers with younger directors who idolize them, and ‘De Palma’ has both the scope and specificity of the essential text ‘Hitchcock/Truffaut,’ covering the entire career (even the movies we don’t really talk about) while pausing for in-depth explanations of the reasoning behind certain iconic shots, or the aesthetics of trademark techniques.

Drama Int’l Short Film Festival: Bittersweet Fig wins top prize

Joseph Proimakis @ Popaganda.gr [Greek]

  • Excerpt: Grecoswedish director Nicolas Kolovos wins top honors while Danish production Euroman by Gabriel Tzafkas comes second best

Drama Int’l Short Film Festival: Greeks troubled over crisi fallout

Joseph Proimakis @ Popaganda.gr [Greek]

Drama Int’l Short Film Festival: Taste the future

Joseph Proimakis @ Popaganda.gr [Greek]

Francofonia

Kenji Fujishima @ Movie Mezzanine

Room

Kenji Fujishima @ Movie Mezzanine

Awards Coverage

Oscar Preview: Weekend of Sep. 18-20, 2015

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Looking at the Oscar chances of “Black Mass,” “Everest” and “Sicario”

Television

The Deliberate Stranger

Sarah D Bunting @ Previously.TV

Doctor Who: The Magician’s Apprentice

Rick Aragon @ Gallifrey Exile

  • Excerpt: I am going to be quite clear here to all those insisting The Magician’s Apprentice is some sort of television miracle. We’ve. Seen. All. This. Before.

Essays

The Avengers: A Second Look

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan

Clearing the Table: Remembering “Five Easy Pieces”

Mike McGranaghan @ One Perfect Shot

Searching for Joe Pesci, in Honor of ‘Goodfellas’ at 25

Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire

  • Excerpt: Surely, on the birthday of his greatest success, he couldn’t resist showing his face, doing a few interviews, and accepting his accolades, right? Turns out, not so much.

Tuesdays With Oscar: 1954

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan

  • Excerpt: Following in the footsteps of Sunset Boulevard, the musical version of A Star is Born burned out at the Oscars, losing all six of its nominations. Yet, who can argue against The Country Girl being more worthy of recognition than say, Rear Window or 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea?

Reviews of Short Films

Arcana

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Portuguese Short Film Review

Caradecaballo

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Spanish Short Film Review

Deus Providenciará

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Portuguese Short Film Review

Hope

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Spanish Short Film Review

Other Articles

Bill Allen and His RAD Career

Betty Jo Tucker @ Movie Addict Headquarters

  • Excerpt: A podcast with underground superstar Bill Allen discussing his role in the cult film RAD as well as in the new BMS-themed film, Heroes of Dirt.

Mów mi Marianna

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Polish Documentary Review on a Transgendered Woman Struggle to have her identity changed.

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