From Our Members’ Desks (Feb. 23, 2016)

OFCS members don’t just write film reviews. Here are several articles you might find interesting. Best of Lists The 10 Best Broad City YouTube Episodes Kenji Fujishima @ Paste Top 10 Movie Marriages Gone Bad Frank Ochieng @ Critical Movie Critics Awards Coverage Memo to the Academy: For Your Consideration Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer Excerpt: As voting deadlines loom, Oscar voters should consider ‘Spotlight’, ‘Carol’, ‘Youth’ and ‘What Happened, Miss Simone?’ Oscar Preview: Precursor Winners & Losers, Week 12 Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight Excerpt: Looking at the winners and losers from Precursor Week 12 Interviews

Classics & More on DVD (Feb. 22, 2016)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD. Reviews of Classic Films About Elly Sean Axmaker @ Stream On Demand Excerpt: The set-up recalls Michelangelo Antonioni’s L’avventura but this mystery becomes a vehicle for social drama and sharp observations of friendships and marriages under pressure. Adventureland Sean Axmaker @ Stream On Demand Excerpt: Adventureland is less outrageously funny than Superbad but more savvy. They may be technically adults, but their social behavior hasn’t matured much beyond high school … Ain’t Them Bodies Saints Sean Axmaker @ Stream On Demand Excerpt: … the cinematic answer to an outlaw folk song. […]

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Classics & More on DVD (Feb. 22, 2016)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD. Reviews of Classic Films About Elly Sean Axmaker @ Stream On Demand Excerpt: The set-up recalls Michelangelo Antonioni’s L’avventura but this mystery becomes a vehicle for social drama and sharp observations of friendships and marriages under pressure. Adventureland Sean Axmaker @ Stream On Demand Excerpt: Adventureland is less outrageously funny than Superbad but more savvy. They may be technically adults, but their social behavior hasn’t matured much beyond high school … Ain’t Them Bodies Saints Sean Axmaker @ Stream On Demand Excerpt: … the cinematic answer to an outlaw folk song. […]

This Week, Part 2 (Feb. 19-21, 2016)

Because of embargoes, a lot of our critics aren’t able to share links with you until release day. Here are some last-minute reviews for this weekend’s upcoming films. We’ve kept in all the reviews posted yesterday as well so you can have more help in deciding what to see (if you haven’t already). Our critics have been hard at work reviewing the latest films. Here is a look at what’s coming out this weekend (in select cities, check your local listings) and what else may be in theaters right now. Opening: Feb. 19-21, 2016 Wide (United States) Race [New Reviews […]

This Week, Part 1 (Feb. 19-21, 2016)

Our critics have been hard at work reviewing the latest films. Here is a look at what’s coming out this weekend (in select cities, check your local listings) and what else may be in theaters right now. Opening: Feb. 19-21, 2016 Wide (United States) Race For member reviews of this film, follow this link Risen For member reviews of this film, follow this link The Witch For member reviews of this film, follow this link Limited (United States) Embrace the Serpent Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice Excerpt: A cross-cultural masterpiece set in the Amazon. 2015 & […]

Reviews: Mountains May Depart (2016)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: [New – 2/25/16] | Marco Albanese @ Stanze di Cinema [Italian] Excerpt: Il film e’ appiccicoso e francamente reazionario nella sua descrizione dei rapporti tra i personaggi. Josh Brunsting @ The CriterionCast Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice Excerpt: An ambitious film about three critical times in the life of a Chinese woman, mirroring changes in modern China. Hugo Gomes @ Cinematograficamente Falando … [Portuguese] Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film Donald Jay Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Reviews: The Witch (2016)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: [New – 2/25/16] | Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire Excerpt: Eggers patiently threads his needle with themes of faith, family, and fear, and sews it up into a mélange of unsettling mood and unshakable images; it’s a movie that drifts along, haunting yet manageable, and then it clobbers you. Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews Excerpt: Writer/director Robert Eggers…has made a masterpiece right out of the gate. This production is absolute perfection in every regard, from its well researched screenplay and art direction to its great ensemble cast and unnerving score […]

From Our Members' Desks (Feb. 16, 2016)

OFCS members don’t just write film reviews. Here are several articles you might find interesting. Best of Lists Top 14 Favorite Classic Movie Couples Kristen Lopez @ Journeys in Classic Film Awards Coverage Top 14 Favorite Classic Movie Couples Kristen Lopez @ Journeys in Classic Film Interviews Eli Roth and Lorenza Izzo – The Green Inferno Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys Francis Gary Powers, Jr. on the Cold War and “Bridge of Spies” Nell Minow @ The Movie Mom Jack Huston and Douglas Booth Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys Jim Whitaker on “The Finest Hours” Nell Minow @ The Movie Mom Justin […]

From Our Members’ Desks (Feb. 16, 2016)

OFCS members don’t just write film reviews. Here are several articles you might find interesting. Best of Lists Top 14 Favorite Classic Movie Couples Kristen Lopez @ Journeys in Classic Film Awards Coverage Top 14 Favorite Classic Movie Couples Kristen Lopez @ Journeys in Classic Film Interviews Eli Roth and Lorenza Izzo – The Green Inferno Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys Francis Gary Powers, Jr. on the Cold War and “Bridge of Spies” Nell Minow @ The Movie Mom Jack Huston and Douglas Booth Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys Jim Whitaker on “The Finest Hours” Nell Minow @ The Movie Mom Justin […]

Happy Birthday: Mel Valentin

OFCS member Mel Valentin celebrates his birthday today, February 16. Please help us congratulate him and wish him well. You can visit his website(s): OFCS Profile Very Aware Next Projection SF Station