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

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

Best of Lists

5 Favorites Redux #23: Favorite Stage Adaptations

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

The Best Films of 2020 (So Far)

Candice Frederick @ Harper’s Bazaar

Interviews

Advocates for Democracy: Barak Goodman and Chris Durrance on “Slay the Dragon”

Nell Minow @ rogerebert.com

  • Excerpt: In an interview with RogerEbert.com the directors talked about being “advocates for democracy,” the power of social media in pushing back against dark money, and making the arcane, data-heavy story of gerrymandering accessible and cinematic.

After 60 Years in Hollywood, Glynn Turman Is Still Trying New Things

Candice Frederick @ Shondaland

Interview with Eliza Hittman about Never Rarely Sometimes Always

Nell Minow @ Alliance of Women Film Journalists

  • Excerpt: I think stories about teenagers are very universal. They can speak to a young audience, but it’s also very easy for an adult audience to watch them and look back and reflect and identify. So, I think that the films that I make specifically speak to young people, but also to an adult audience.

This Incredible, Unusual, Really Unique Sort of Hook: George Nolfi on The Banker

Nell Minow @ rogerebert.com

  • Excerpt: And we were both so amazed at what these guys accomplished, and we also felt like there was this incredible, unusual, really unique sort of hook where you reverse all the stereotypes and you have these two amazing African-American men, despite all the racism around them, My Fair Lady-ing, as it were, a white guy to be their front.

Awards Coverage

Poll: Remaking Best Supporting Actress, 2011

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Essays

Greyhound: In praise of a great trailer

Rob Daniel @ Electric Shadows

  • Excerpt: Isolation can find you doing funny things and I have become obsessed with the trailer for Tom Hanks’ Greyhound….

Reviews of Short Films

Vitae

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Spanish/Mexican Short Film Review

Other Types of Articles

Easter Parade Tribute

Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

  • Excerpt: MGM’s 1948 EASTER PARADE is sheer entertainment from beginning to end!

Oscar in Box Office History (Week 14, 2020)

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Poll: Best of Apr. 2019, Wide

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Almost Love

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Arkansas

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Dream Horse

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Endings, Beginnings

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Selah and the Spades

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: The Wretched

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: True History of the Kelly Gang

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Working Man

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: April 3

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: April 4

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: April 5

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: April 6

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: April 7

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: April 8

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: April 9

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

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