This Week at the Movies (Oct. 5, 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: DATE Wide (United States) A Star Is Born For member reviews of this film, follow this link Venom For member reviews of this film, follow this link Limited (United States) Chasing the Blues Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage Excerpt: If you can’t buy into [Rosenmeyer and Conner’s] pratfalls and sarcastic anger, the whole can easily fall apart. Luckily they’re quick to endear themselves to us so we can look past any […]

Reviews: Blaze (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: [New] | Alex Brannan @ CineFiles Reviews Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews Excerpt: One of the most beautiful and moving films ever made about a musician, “Blaze” reveals its cowriter (with Sybil Rosen)/director Ethan Hawke as a true romantic and its star, musician Ben Dickey, as an extraordinarily natural performer. Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie Excerpt: Blaze feels like an Ethan Hawke passion project, the kind where a filmmaker hears about a legend, digs in to find out more, and discovers a movie underneath it. Blaze’s story and Ben […]

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Reviews: Venom (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Caio Bogoni @ Cine Grandiose [Portuguese] Excerpt: The catastrophe most had already been awaiting for. [New] | Andrea Chase @ KillerMovieReviews.com Excerpt: The most interesting thing about VENOM is Eddie’s phone. It survives punishing battle and a prolonged dip in San Francisco Bay without ill effect. A film about its exploits, now that’s a superhero flick that I could have gotten behind. [New] | Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum Excerpt: The film is a mostly dull mess, but depending on your mood, and the nonsense you’re willing to sit […]

Reviews: A Star Is Born (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: [New] | Caio Bogoni @ Cine Grandiose [Portuguese] Excerpt: Competent tale plagued by mistakes that could have been avoided after three previous versions of the same story. [New] | Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice Excerpt: Love story about two musicians finding it difficult to believe in themselves and their unique voices. Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews Excerpt: The actors’ support for each other translates on screen as real communion and their musical performances together are the film’s highlight. David Crow @ Den of Geek Excerpt: […]

Reviews: RBG (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: David Bax @ Battleship Pretension Excerpt: Ginsburg is an inspiring figure but this movie is only for the already inspired. Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie [New] | Alan Mattli @ Facing the Bitter Truth Excerpt: West and Cohen paint an engaging portrait of an arresting personality, a brilliant legal mind, and a conscientious professional using the established mechanisms of the law to tackle the complex systems of oppression that underpin said law. Jared Mobarak @ BuffaloVibe Excerpt: It’s easy to champion or dismiss someone of [RBG’s] stature based solely […]

Welcome Class of 2018

The Online Film Critics Society would like to welcome our newest members, the Class of 2018. Please help us welcome them! Ken Bakely Michael Barrett Caio Bogoni Alex Brannan Van Connor Karl Delossantos Robert DiCristino Alex Doenau Chris Feil Ali Fuat Kisakurek Federico Furzan Luiz Carlos Gomes Santiago Attilio Gorini Christian Long Christopher Machell Aaron Neuwirth C.H. Newell Adam Patterson Scott Phillips Júlio Cézar Rodrigues Rene Sanchez Tusshar Sasi Don Shanahan Derek Smith Danielle Solzman Rob Trench Andrew Xu With these new members, our current roster consists of 283 members, including 196 from the United States, 23 from the United Kingdom, […]

Classics & More on DVD (Oct. 2, 2018)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD. Pre-2016 Film Reviews Appropriate Behavior Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com Excerpt: You shouldn’t be surprised by how much heartache is present considering the subject matter lets it exist behind every scene, but it will surprise simply because we so rarely receive it in this genre. Birdboy: The Forgotten Children Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies Excerpt: Birdboy’ is the story of cute, drug-addicted baby animals stranded on a dystopian, post-apocalyptic island… But for all of its sarcastic nihilism, it’s not a black comedy, but an empathetic fable and an immersive spectacle, […]

From Our Members’ Desks (Oct. 1, 2018)

OFCS members don’t just write film reviews. Here are several articles you might find interesting. Best of Lists Aaron’s Top 10 Favorite Films & Movie Moments of 2018 So Far Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment Excerpt: We’ve reached the midway point of 2018, so it is time to take a look at the films that have stood out so far. Top 10: Intro’s/Opening sequences de películas Federico Furzan @ Cinelipsis [Spanish] Excerpt: Interviews

This Week at the Movies (Sep. 28, 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: Sep. 28, 2018 Wide (United States) Little Women Night School Smallfoot Limited (United States) The Old Man and the Gun Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment Excerpt: This laidback crime caper could have gone down a number of different avenues to tell the story of a real-life career criminal, but when the camera accomplishes so much with slow push-ins on old man Redford’s very likable face, why make things more complicated? 2018 […]

Reviews: The Curse of Sleeping Beauty (2016)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Marina Antunes @ Quiet Earth Excerpt: I was hoping for good things from The Curse of Sleeping Beauty but I was unprepared for just how great it is. Some will find the ending abrupt but I love that Teo ends the story here, at the natural conclusion of the first act in what is clearly a much larger story that could easily fuel a dark fantasy franchise. Matt Donato @ We Got This Covered Excerpt: This is one sluggish curse that wouldn’t wake even Sleeping Beauty. James Jay Edwards @ […]