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OFCS Presents: 24th Annual Nominations for 2020

The Online Film Critics Society Announces Nominees for Its 24th Annual Film Awards

The critics have spoken! The votes have been counted, and the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) is excited to announce the nominees for its 24th annual film awards. The OFCS, which is comprised of nearly 300 film critics from around the world, will be announcing the final winners on January 25, 2021.

Despite an unusual movie-going season with the pandemic in play, OFCS handed out nods in a variety of categories, including Best Picture, Best Animated Feature, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress as well as Best Debut Feature.

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Classics & More on DVD (Jan. 19, 2021)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.

Pre-2018 Film Reviews

Acute Misfortune

James Wegg @ JWR (2018)

  • Excerpt: A Portrait of the Artist as a Deranged Man

Memories of Murder

James Wegg @ JWR (2003)

  • Excerpt: The failure to serve and protect

Tammy and the T-Rex

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies (1994)

  • Excerpt: The movie fills its “dumb fun” niche admirably.

From Our Members’ Desks (Jan. 18, 2021)

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

Best of Lists

5 Favorites Redux #63: Actors Turned Directors

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Asia in Focus: 2020 in Review

Richard Gray @ The Reel Bits

  • Excerpt: A journey through a year of Asia in Focus, looking at major cinema releases from Japan, South Korea, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Best Films of 2020

Richard Gray @ The Reel Bits

  • Excerpt: It’s the end of one year and the start of another. It’s list time.

Awards Coverage

The Friday Face-Off, Round Three #5

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Oscar Preview: Weekend of Jan. 8-10, 2021

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Poll: Remaking Best Original Screenplay, 2008

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Other Types of Articles

Continue reading From Our Members’ Desks (Jan. 18, 2021)

This Week at the Movies (Jan. 15, 2021)

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: Jan. 15, 2021

Wide (United States)

The Marksman

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

2021 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

Continue reading This Week at the Movies (Jan. 15, 2021)

Reviews: The Marksman (2021)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members:

    Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie

    • Excerpt: The Marksman is a placeholder for those looking for another crusty Eastwood character who has no time for the contemporary world’s tomfoolery.

Reviews: The Wolf House (2020)

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  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Simply put, this mind blowing, multi media stop motion animation is like nothing you have ever seen before… With their first feature length film, Cociña and León have broken new ground, combining the tale of the Three Little Pigs with psychological breakdown within the little known history of Colonia Dignidad.
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: This stop-motion animated movie isn’t heavy on plot, but as a visual nightmare it’s spectacular.
  • Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com
    • Excerpt: A fascinatingly nightmarish depiction of María’s psychology as PTSD crushes her hope and Stockholm syndrome erases her capacity to [differentiate] friend [from] foe.
  • [New] | Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies
    • Excerpt: The Wolf House‘s experimental animation traps us in a constantly shifting nightmare dollhouse: Maria merges into and out of the walls, conjures human features for her pigs, and even the paintings on the walls can’t keep their shape for more than a second or two.
  • Andrew Wyatt @ The Lens

From Our Members’ Desks (Jan. 11, 2021)

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

Best of Lists

5 Favorites Redux #62: Snowy Movies

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

The Best Horror Films of 2020

Andrew Wyatt @ The Lens

The Best TV Shows of 2020

Matt Oakes @

  • Excerpt: With theaters largely closed, entertainment moved to the small screen. Here are the 25 best of the year.

Brent’s Top 15 Movies of 2020

Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See

My Top 10 Films of 2020

Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews

  • Excerpt: To say 2020 was a difficult year would be an understatement. Yet I still saw a lot of great films that made me happy.

Small Worlds: Ryan McNeil’s Top Five Films of 2020

Ryan McNeil @ www.thematinee.ca

  • Excerpt: The scale of the stories on the screen was much smaller in 2020…but their impact – and their legacy – was undeniable.

Top Ten Films of 2020

Matt Oakes @

  • Excerpt: A drunken experiment, oily cakes, a horror remake, punk rock love… What made the cut for the best films of 2020?

Awards Coverage

The Friday Face-Off, Round Three #4

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Poll: Remaking Best Original Screenplay, 2007

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Essays

Continue reading From Our Members’ Desks (Jan. 11, 2021)

This Week at the Movies (Jan. 8, 2021)

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: Jan. 8, 2021

Limited (United States)

One Night in Miami

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

The Reason I Jump

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: accomplishes one of cinema’s primary objectives – giving us the perspective of a world unknown to us.

2021 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

Continue reading This Week at the Movies (Jan. 8, 2021)

Reviews: One Night in Miami (2020)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members:

  • Andrea Chase @ KillerMovieReviews.com
    • Excerpt: Enlightening, infuriating, and a small masterpiece of political philosophy and filmmaking.
  • Rob Daniel @ Electric Shadows
    • Excerpt: An intelligent, funny and necessary film for this moment, this is a memorable night out.
  • Derek Deskins @ Edge Media Network
    • Excerpt: One Night in Miami still possesses all of the trappings necessary to reap armloads of awards, but underneath the preconceptions and headlines is an intimate story of four men. King creates a space where the characters are able to strip away their costumes of celebrity and delve into the far more human elements of life.
  • Allyson Johnson @ TheYoungFolks.com
  • [New] | Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: Four icons, four egos to match, one hotel room, and all night to lay it out there. Over 50 years later, these leaders still have something to say.
  • Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage
    • Excerpt: They collectively breathe life into a moment that very well could have helped shape where the civil rights movement went next.
  • [New] | Josh Taylor @ The Forgetful Film Critic
    • Excerpt: This is a powerful movie filled with extraordinary performances and masterful direction from Regina King. One Night in Miami… is one of the best films of 2020, one that shouldn’t be missed.

Reviews: Time (2020)

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