Reviews: Dog Days (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum Excerpt: Dog Days is precisely the kind of movie it needs to be, and it does so without resorting to the lazy and cynical storytelling and filmmaking that you’d usually find in films like this. [New] | Courtney Howard @ FreshFiction.tv Excerpt: This is a love letter to our furry best friends – a “bone”-a fide heartwarming, disarming sensation. MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com Excerpt: Two rom-coms, a grossout comedy, a family drama, and a platonic May-December melodrama, all connected by stilted humor, sloppy schmaltz, […]

Reviews: BlacKkKlansman (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews Excerpt: …director Spike Lee has taken Stallworth’s true 1970’s tale and made it into a buddy cop comedy targeting Donald Trump. Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum Excerpt: The film is some of the most refined and sharpest filmmaking in Spike Lee’s filmography. It’s hilarious, haunting, exhilarating, and exactly the kind of cinematic slap-in-the-face we need right now [New] | Candice Frederick @ Slash Film [New] | Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat Excerpt: I’ll be surprised if I see a better film this year. […]

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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

Classics & More on DVD (Aug. 6, 2018)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD. Pre-2016 Film Reviews The Big Country Matthew Lucas @ From the Front Row Excerpt: The Big Country is perhaps one of the finest Hollywood westerns of the period. Wyler explores themes of violence, pacifism, and the ripple effects of both, asking whether or not violence has any purpose in a modern, civilized world. Dragon Inn Matthew Lucas @ From the Front Row Excerpt: If the film is unfamiliar to western audiences, surely that is because it has been widely unavailable on home video until the release of the new Criterion Blu-Ray […]

This Week at the Movies (Aug. 3, 2018)

Here are some reviews of films coming out at the theater this week as well as others that may be in theaters or newly on home video. Opening: Aug. 3, 2018 Wide (United States) The Spy Who Dumped Me For member reviews of this film, follow this link 2018 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

Reviews: The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum Excerpt: Not flawless, but it’s a very pleasant surprise. Not only are Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon a lot of fun together, but director/co-writer, Susanna Fogel, brings an intensity and extra thought to the action sequences here that are not often found in most action-comedies. [New] | Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie Excerpt: Director and co-writer Susanna Fogel aims to resurrect the familiar plot frame of laughs through near-death experiences and fish out of water naiveté and succeeds in doing exactly that for the […]

Reviews: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Glenn Dunks @ Flicks Matthew Lucas @ From the Front Row Excerpt: It isn’t until Cher’s arrival on the island that the film becomes the kooky, campy free-for-all that it always should have been. One has to commend director Ol Parker for attempting to keep the film grounded in something resembling real emotion, but it is only when he lets the film veer into spectacularly gaudy musical mayhem in its final 15 minutes that it really begins to soar. Stephen Silver @ Splice Today Excerpt: Mamma Mia: Here We […]

Reviews: Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews Excerpt: The specific components fade from memory but I remembered the comedy. This is a very funny movie. Courtney Howard @ FreshFiction.tv Excerpt: Ant-Man And The Wasp surpasses the original by miles, functioning best when it embraces its sheer absurdity and loopy lunacy. Jeremy Kibler @ Kibs Reviews Excerpt: In spite of needless overplotting, “Ant-Man and the Wasp” is still a fair amount of high-spirited fun, carrying over the goodwill of its predecessor. Diego Salgado @ Guiadelocio [Spanish] [New] | Amir Siregar @ […]

Classics & More on DVD (Jul. 31, 2018)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD. Pre-2016 Film Reviews Maurice Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film Excerpt: What’s really revolutionary about this film is the way Ivory photographs male bodies.

From Our Members’ Desks (Jul. 30, 2018)

OFCS members don’t just write film reviews. Here are several articles you might find interesting. Best of Lists Top 10 Alcoholic Female Movie Characters Frank Ochieng @ The Critical Critics Top 10 Corrupt Movie Cops Frank Ochieng @ The Critical Critics Top 10 Move Nerds Frank Ochieng @ The Critical Critics Interviews