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This Week at the Movies (Apr. 16, 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: Apr. 16, 2021

Limited (United States)

Monday

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: If “Monday” makes any point at all, it is that sexual attraction does not a relationship make.

2021 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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Classics & More on DVD (Apr. 13, 2021)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.

Pre-2018 Film Reviews

Sensation Seekers and A Chapter in Her Life: Two Films by Lois Weber

Sarah Boslaugh @ The Arts STL (1927)

  • Excerpt: A Chapter in Her Life has the visual strengths of many silent pictures, including beautiful sets and costumes and accomplished, if melodramatic, acting.

From Our Members’ Desks (Apr. 12, 2021)

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

Best of Lists

5 Favorites Redux #75: Oscars: Male Actors

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Awards Coverage

Examining Oscar’s Below-the-Line Nominees

Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com

  • Excerpt: Without doubt, movies are the most collaborative artistic medium, and streaming has made this year’s contenders more available than ever before.

The Friday Face-Off, Losers Bracket Round 2, #8

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Oscar Preview: Weekend of Apr. 2-4, 2021

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Poll: Remaking Best Adapted Screenplay, 2020

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

The Rundown 2020: Adapted Screenplay

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

The Rundown 2020: Makeup & Hairstyling

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

The Rundown 2020: Original Screenplay

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

The Rundown 2020: Supporting Actor

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

The Rundown 2020: Supporting Actress

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight
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This Week at the Movies (Apr. 9, 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: Apr. 9, 2021

Wide (United States)

Voyagers

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Limited (United States)

Moffie

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: The film, which is both unflinchingly brutal and often quite beautiful, lays a groundwork for understanding the white male South African mindset given the military’s harsh indoctrination into hate politics…

2021 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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Classics & More on DVD (Apr. 6, 2021)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.

Pre-2018 Film Reviews

Up Close & Personal

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

From Our Members’ Desks (Apr. 5, 2021)

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

Best of Lists

5 Favorites Redux #74: Oscars: Directing

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Interviews

Interview with SXSW Breakout Mallory Everton: Star, Writer, and Director of ‘Recovery’

Matt Oakes @

  • Excerpt: I had a chance to speak with Mallory Everton about breaking out during a pandemic, her first SXSW experience, the joys (and not-so-joys) of making a movie with your BFF, and what’s next for her.

Awards Coverage

93rd Oscars: The Polls – Best Sound

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

93rd Oscars: The Polls: Best Visual Effects

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

93rd Oscars: Upcoming Precursors – April

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

The Friday Face-Off, Losers Bracket Round 2, #7

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Oscar-Nominated Performances – Best of 2021

Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com

Poll: Remaking Best Adapted Screenplay

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

The Rundown 2020: Documentary Feature

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

The Rundown 2020: Documentary Short Subject

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

The Rundown 2020: International Feature Film

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

The Rundown 2020: Live Action Short Film

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

The Rundown 2020: Original Score

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

The Rundown 2020: Original Song

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Other Types of Articles

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This Week at the Movies (Apr. 2, 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: Apr. 2, 2021

Wide (United States)

Godzilla vs. Kong

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

The Unholy

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Limited (United States)

2021 Oscar Nominated Shorts – Animation

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: The Oscar nominated short animations comprise the most diverse program of the three featuring the obligatory Disney selection, a charming lesson for kids, to an experimental rumination of city life from France, off-beat humor from Iceland, a damning expression of grief and a mind-blowing history of the entire world told in nine minutes.

2021 Oscar Nominated Shorts – Documentary

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: The short subject documentaries cover a wide range of subjects this year, three reaching into the past while addressing contemporary issues.

2021 Oscar Nominated Shorts – Live Action

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: The nominated short Live Action films all find a unique perspective to explore their themes. It is of note that the only two films not from the U.S. happen to be from Israel and Palestine.

Amundsen: The Greatest Expedition

Lee Jutton @ Film Inquiry

  • Excerpt: In attempting to fit a lifetime of legendary adventure and personal upheaval into a mere two-hour film, Amundsen: The Greatest Expedition doesn’t manage to tell us that much about any of it.

2021 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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Classics & More on DVD (Mar. 30, 2021)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.

Pre-2018 Film Reviews

The Grapes of Wrath

Josh Taylor @ The Forgetful Film Critic (1940)

  • Excerpt: Considering a contemporary movie like Nomadland, the non-fiction book upon which that film was adapted, and other journalism focused on empathy for the poor, the message of The Grapes of Wrath is as salient today as it’s ever been. It deserves it’s place as one of the first 25 films preserved, in 1989, as part of the Library of Congress’s National Film Registry.

Talk to Her

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight (2002)

From Our Members’ Desks (Mar. 29, 2021)

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

Best of Lists

5 Favorites Redux #73: Oscars: Animated Feature

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Interviews

C.H. Newell Interviews Director Chad Crawford Kinkle

C.H. Newell @ Father Son Holy Gore

  • Excerpt: C.H. Newell picks Chad Crawford Kinkle’s brain for a little while about experimental horror, Dementer’s unique production, disability representation in film, as well as much, much more.

Minari Star Youn Yuh-jung on Memories, Mountain Dew, and a Myopic America

Jose Solis @ The Film Stage

Soleil Moon Frye “Opened Pandora’s Box” by Creating Kid 90

Candice Frederick @ Harper’s Bazaar

Awards Coverage

The Friday Face-Off, Losers Bracket Round 2, #6

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Poll: Remaking Best Adapted Screenplay, 1998

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

The Rundown 2020: Original Score

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Video Essays, Video Reviews, Vlogs & More

Continue reading From Our Members’ Desks (Mar. 29, 2021)

This Week at the Movies (Mar. 26, 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: Mar. 26, 2021

Wide (United States)

Nobody

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Limited (United States)

Shoplifters of the World

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Texan Reviews

  • Excerpt: Shoplifters of the World is a love letter to both The Smiths and their fans.

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: The best thing about “Shoplifters of the World” is its soundtrack, but despite the film’s flaws it has an endearing quality.

Six Minutes to Midnight

Lee Jutton @ Film Inquiry

  • Excerpt: The concept is intriguing, mostly because it is a World War II story that we haven’t heard before; Izzard apparently spent years researching the school alongside the curator of the Bexhill Museum before writing the script. Yet despite this impressive undertaking, the end result is not much more than your standard spy thriller: solid, yet unremarkable.

2021 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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