Category Archives: The Grab Bag

From Our Members’ Desks (Mar. 16, 2020)

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

Best of Lists

5 Favorites Redux #19: The Best of Guy Pearce

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Interviews

Just in the Minuscule Things That Happen in a Day: Kelly Reichardt on “First Cow”

Nell Minow @ rogerebert.com

  • Excerpt: I was taking an Indian cinema class and the Satyajit Ray films had the same sort of thing where they somehow told stories, big picture stories, but all about family, and just in the minuscule things that happen in a day.

Premature Is A Coming-Of-Age Love Story That Never Undermines Its Heroine

Candice Frederick @ Elle

We Want to Tell Personal Stories; Pixar’s Kelsey Mann on Onward

Nell Minow @ rogerebert.com

  • Excerpt: There’s something so appealing about watching these two incredible actresses in the car together. We really liked the balance between the two boys doing their thing and these two incredible women doing their thing as the B story.

Awards Coverage

Continue reading From Our Members’ Desks (Mar. 16, 2020)

From Our Members’ Desks (Mar. 9, 2020)

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

Best of Lists

5 Favorites Redux #18: Favorite Pixar Films

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Interviews

Lakeith Stanfield Is A New Kind Of Romantic

Candice Frederick @ Bustle

Awards Coverage

2019 Oscar Season Box Office Preview Wrap-Up: October

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Friday Face-Off Round One #29

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Poll: Remaking Best Supporting Actress, 2006

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Video Essays, Video Reviews, Vlogs & More

Continue reading From Our Members’ Desks (Mar. 9, 2020)

From Our Members’ Desks (Mar. 2, 2020)

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

Best of Lists

5 Favorites Redux #17: The Films of Bill Nighy

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Awards Coverage

93rd Oscars: Upcoming Precursors – March

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Comments on the 1945 Retro Hugo Nominations in the Dramatic Presentation Category

Mark Leeper @ Mark Leeper’s Reviews

  • Excerpt: An overview of all the films eligible for the 1945 Retrospective Hugo Awards for Science Fiction and Fantasy

The Friday Face Off Round One #28

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Oscar Preview: Weekend of Feb. 21-23, 2020

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Video Essays, Video Reviews, Vlogs & More

Continue reading From Our Members’ Desks (Mar. 2, 2020)

From Our Members’ Desks (Feb. 24, 2020)

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

Best of Lists

2019 Odds and Ends

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Texan Reviews

  • Excerpt: Most Overrated 2019 Film: Blinded By the Light. Most Underrated 2019 Film: Ma

5 Favorites Redux #16: Favorite Harrison Ford Films

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

The Ten Best 2019 Films I Have Seen So Far

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Texan Reviews

The Ten Worst 2019 Films I Have Seen So Far

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Texan Reviews

Interviews

An Interview with Fredrica Bailey and Stefon Bristol On ‘See You Yesterday’

Candice Frederick @ Essence1

Festivals: Individual Reviews

The Father

Karl Delossantos @ Smash Cut Reviews

Awards Coverage

Continue reading From Our Members’ Desks (Feb. 24, 2020)

From Our Members’ Desks (Feb. 17, 2020)

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

Best of Lists

5 Favorites Redux #15: Best of the Decade, Part 5

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Interviews

Interview with Andrea Carballo, a Rising Star From Argentina

João Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese and English]

  • Excerpt: Andrea Carballo is one of the Rising Stars of Argentinian Cinema. From television to cinema, Carballo has been impressing the World with her amazing acting talent!

Interview with Brian A. Metcalf, the director of Adverse, the latest filme of Mickey Rourke

João Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese and English]

  • Excerpt: Brian A Metcalf is one of the most promising young directors of Hollywood and his latest films proves this. “Adverse” has a stellar cast, but it is Metcalf that makes this movie great.

Interview With Francisco Bendomir, the Director of Una Chica Invisible

João Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese and English]

  • Excerpt: We had the pleasure of interviewing Francisco Bendomir, one of the most promising argentine directors of his generation.

Awards Coverage

Continue reading From Our Members’ Desks (Feb. 17, 2020)

From Our Members’ Desks (Feb. 10, 2020)

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

Best of Lists

50 Films I Loved In 2019

Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum

Interviews

Carey Mulligan and Bo Burnham Talk Promising Young Woman

Kyle Anderson @ Nerdist

How Never Rarely Sometimes Always Achieved Realism

Kyle Anderson @ Nerdist

How The Night House Creates Architectural Fear

Kyle Anderson @ Nerdist

Festivals: General Coverage

Our Sundance Film Festival 2020 Wrap-Up

Kyle Anderson @ Nerdist

Festivals: Individual Reviews

Continue reading From Our Members’ Desks (Feb. 10, 2020)

From Our Members’ Desks (Feb. 3, 2020)

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

Best of Lists

5 Favorites Redux #11: Best of the Decade, Part 4

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Interviews

Color Out of Space

Kyle Anderson @ Nerdist

Awards Coverage

Continue reading From Our Members’ Desks (Feb. 3, 2020)

From Our Members’ Desks (Jan. 27, 2020)

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

Best of Lists

12 Snubs and Surprises from the 2020 Oscar Nominations

Candice Frederick @ Harper’s Bazaar

5 Favorites Redux #10: Best of the Decade, Part 3

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

The Best Films of the 2010s

Andrew Wyatt @ The Lens

Confessions of a Film Freak 2019

Roderick Heath @ Film Freedonia

  • Excerpt: If there’s any conviction underpinning my yearly film round-ups, it’s the feeling that the movies are talking to each-other. In 2019, seemed the conversation was more intense and deeply interwoven than ever.

Facing the Bitter Truth Awards 2019

Alan Mattli @ Facing the Bitter Truth [German]

  • Excerpt: My personal awards nominations for Switzerland’s 2019 releases

Awards Coverage

Continue reading From Our Members’ Desks (Jan. 27, 2020)

From Our Members’ Desks (Jan. 20, 2020)

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

Best of Lists

5 Favorites Redux #9: Best of the Decade, Part 2

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

The Best Films of the 2010s

Andrew Wyatt @ The Lens

Confessions of a Film Freak 2019

Roderick Heath @ Film Freedonia

  • Excerpt: If there’s any conviction underpinning my yearly film round-ups, it’s the feeling that the movies are talking to each-other. In 2019, seemed the conversation was more intense and deeply interwoven than ever.

Awards Coverage

Continue reading From Our Members’ Desks (Jan. 20, 2020)

From Our Members’ Desks (Jan. 13, 2020)

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

Best of Lists

10 reasons why Deadwood is one of the greatest TV shows of the modern era

Blake Howard @

5 Favorites Redux #8: Best of the Decade, Part 1

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

All Spider-Man movies, ranked from worst to best

Blake Howard @

Festivals: General Coverage

Festival Conversations | A Tale of Two Goodes

Blake Howard @ AACTA

The Inaugural AACTA Shorts + Web Fest Presented by Mini

Blake Howard @ AACTA

Our 8 Most Anticipated Movies At Sundance 2020

Kyle Anderson @ Nerdist

Awards Coverage

2019 Oscar Nominations Predictions: Final

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

The Friday Face-Off Round One #21

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Oscar Morning: The Article

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Oscar Preview: Precursor Winners & Losers, Week 7

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Essays

Finding Dory,’ Restoring Relationships and Finding a Way to View Mental Illness

Blake Howard @

Is everything connected in the Tarantino universe?

Blake Howard @

Other Types of Articles

7 reasons why the No Time to Die trailer has got us crazy excited

Blake Howard @ Flicks.com.au

Streaming Bloody Murder: Horror VOD Postmortem for December 2019

Andrew Wyatt @ The Lens

Oscar in Box Office History (Week 1, 2020)

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Poll: Best of Jan. 2019, Wide

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Poll: Now That You’ve Seen “The Grudge”

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Poll: Remaking Best Supporting Actress, 1998

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Poll: What Are You Watching? (Jan. 10-12, 2020)

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: A Quiet Place: Part II, updated

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Burden

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Downhill

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Never Rarely Sometimes Always

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Promising Young Woman

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: The Assistant

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: The Corrupted

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: The Gentlemen, updated

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: The Murder of Nicole Brown Simpson

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: The Sonata

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: The Whistlers

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: January 3

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: January 4

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: January 5

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: January 6

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: January 7

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: January 8

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: January 9

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight