Category Archives: OFCS News

OFCS Would Like To Welcome Its New Members!

This year’s admission process has concluded, and it was an exceptionally tough one. With several hundred applicants, the Governing Committee’s decision was a difficult one. After much deliberation, help us give a big “Welcome” to our new members!

Matthew Anderson
of CineVue
Andrea Chase of Killer Movie Reviews
Chris Evangelista of Cut Print Film
Nguyen Le of InSession Film
Joel Mayward of CineMayward
Michael Reuben of
James Roberts of Glide Magazine
Aramide Tinubu of Shadow and Act
Robert Yaniz Jr of We Got This Covered


Interested in becoming a member? Go here and read up on our process!

Announcing the 2011-2012 OFCS Governing Committee

The Online Film Critics Society has elected its new Governing Committee.

Bill Gibron joins the Governing Committe for the first time. The Florida-based critic writes for PopMatters, DVD Verdict, DVD Talk,, and

Wesley Lovell returns to the Governing Committee, having previously served in 2006. The Missouri native is the founder of and chief contributor for Cinema Sight.

Pablo Villaça is the Governing Committee’s first Brazilian representative. Pablo is the editor of Cinema em Cena and recently joined the ranks of Roger Ebert’s “Far-Flung Correspondents.”

The three-member Governing Committee will serve through March 2012.

Happy Holidays from the OFCS!

The holidays are here, and we’re taking the rest of the week off here at We’ll be back Monday with our announcement of the 2010 OFCS Awards nominees. Until then, happy holidays!

The OFCS Welcomes New Members

The Online Film Critics Society proudly announces the following writers have joined its membership:

  • Simon Abrams, writer for Slant Magazine, based in Great Neck, NY
  • Eric M. Armstrong, writer for The Moving Arts, based in Wichita, KS
  • Jason Bellamy, writer for The Cooler, based in Arlington, VAbbb
  • Daniel Carlson, writer for Pajiba, based in Houston, TX
  • Robert Cashill, writer for Popdose, based in Brooklyn, NY
  • Philip Concannon, writer for Phil on Film, based in London, UK
  • Tony Dayoub, writer for Cinema Viewfinder, based in Atlanta, GA
  • Xavier Donoso, writer for, based in Guayaquil, Guayas, Ecuador
  • Mike Everleth, writer for Bad Lit, based in Los Angeles, CA
  • Eivind Grøtteland, writer for Filmbyen, based in Oslo, Norway
  • Simon Howell, writer for Sound on Sight, based in Montreal, QC
  • Craig Kennedy, writer for Living in Cinema, based in Los Angeles, CA
  • Eric Kohn, writer for indieWIRE, based in Brooklyn, NY
  • Josh Larsen, writer for Larsen on Film, based in Palos Heights, IL
  • Laremy Legel, writer for, based in Seattle, WA
  • Mathieu Li-Goyette, writer for Panorama-cinéma, based in Montreal, QC
  • Simon Miraudo, writer for Quickflix, based in Perth, Australia
  • Brian Prisco, writer for Pajiba, based in North Hollywood, CA
  • Jamie S. Rich, writer for DVD Talk, based in Portland, OR
  • José M. Robado, writer for Cine Crítico, based in Madrid, Spain
  • Thomas Spurlin, writer for, based in Palm Coast, FL
  • Phil Villarreal, writer for Because I Told You So, based in Tucson, AZ

The OFCS welcomes these fine writers into its ranks.

We've made some changes!

You probably noticed a few design changes at We hope you like (or at least don’t despise) the new look.

The big change, however, will arrive later this week. In addition to all the links of reviews of classic movies and non-mainstream fare, we’re finally adding links to reviews of new titles, too. This will hopefully allow you to stay up-to-date with our members’ views on all the latest theatrical releases.

Looking for a certain title? Wondering if your favorite OFCS member has covered a certain movie you’re thinking of watching? Don’t forget to check out the “search” bar in the upper right. It’ll find every post where your movie of choice has been mentioned since we started this blog last year.

Questions? Comments? Let us know in the comments section, or by emailing us at gc[at]

Welcome the new OFCS Governing Committee!

The Online Film Critics Society has elected its new Governing Committee.

Eric D. Snider was re-elected to a second consecutive term on the committee. The Portland, Ore.-based critic writes for, Cinematical, and

Also elected was Phil Hall, who previously served on the committee from 2002-2009. Hall is the New York-based reviewer for Film Threat and is the author of four books, most recently “The History of Independent Cinema” (BearManor Media, 2009).

David Cornelius, the Cincinnati-based reviewer for, joins the Governing Committee for the first time.

The three-member Governing Committee will serve through March 2011.

the OFCS welcomes new member Roderick Heath

The OFCS is delighted to announce that Roderick Heath has been granted membership in the organization. Heath’s reviews appear at Ferdy on Films, etc..

Heath says:

My desire in film criticism has always been to celebrate the cinema in its diversity, to explore the pleasures and mystique of good movies, and to tackle the cultural resonance of film as both an art form and a vehicle of entertainment. I love to look for signs of creativity and commitment in even the most demeaned genres, and dig as deeply as I can into the meaning of cinema’s most important works and the methods of their creators.

The OFCS welcomes Heath as a member.

the OFCS welcomes new member Ali Gray

The OFCS is delighted to announce that Ali Gray has been granted membership in the organization. Gray’s reviews appear at

Gray says:

I’ve been writing about cinema for several years now, and has existed in some form or another since 2004, but it’s only recently that it’s taken off and I’ve found likeminded writers – like those in the OFCS – to share it with. The site’s M/O is pretty loose, with regular news, reviews, editorial pieces and list-type features – but everything is written from a personal point of view. I kid myself we like to write about serious film, but really, we tend to be distracted by big, shiny movies – and I suspect that’s the way our readers like it too.

The OFCS welcomes Gray as a member.

the OFCS welcomes new member Andrew Schenker

The OFCS is delighted to announce that Andrew Schenker has been granted membership in the organization. Schenker’s reviews appear at The House Next Door, Slant Magazine, The L Magazine, and The Cine File.

The OFCS welcomes Schenker as a member.

the OFCS welcomes new member Edward Howard

The OFCS is delighted to announce that Edward Howard has been granted membership in the organization. Howard’s reviews appear at Only the Cinema and The House Next Door.

Howard says:

I’m a critic who writes about music, comics and movies, currently focusing mostly on film. I try to approach film from a variety of angles, and write about a wide spectrum of cinema, including foreign and independent film, avant-garde film, and classics. One of the most important values I try to maintain in my film writing is avoiding the constant emphasis on “the now,” the pressure to always write about every new film that comes out, often at the expense of deeper discourse. Instead, I try to just write about whatever interests me at any given moment. I look forward to being a member of OFCS and interacting with more of my fellow film writers.

The OFCS welcomes Howard as a member.