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

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

Best of Lists

5 Favorites Redux #40: Favorite Bruce Dern Films

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Interviews

Gonçalo Waddington: Preparar uma longa metragem é como correr a maratona

Paulo Portugal @ insider.pt [Portuguese]

Festivals: General Coverage

FEST 2020: é também (e sobretudo) o festival de novas realizadoras

Paulo Portugal @ insider.pt [Portuguese]

MIFF 2020: 11½ films to watch at the 68½ Melbourne International Film Festival online

Richard Gray @ The Reel Bits

Festivals: Individual Reviews

Sleep

C.H. Newell @ Father Son Holy Gore

  • Excerpt: Michael Venus’s Sleep is like a strange lovechild sprung from the loins of Michael Haneke and David Lynch.

Awards Coverage

The Friday Face-Off Round Two #17

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Poll: Remaking Best Costume Design, 2006

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Other Types of Articles

Howard

Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema

  • Excerpt: The documentary Howard is part tribute and part celebration told in off-camera narration by those who knew him and those who worked with him. You quickly come to envy Howard Ashman’s creative overload, his ability to turn something bland into something full of color and magic.

Immigration Nation

Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema

  • Excerpt: Immigration Nation is a no-holds-barred attempt to put a face on the immigration issue as it has existed since Donald Trump took office and largely offers the opinion that those in favor of his sweeping ‘Zero Tolerance’ policy turn a blind eye to the fact that immigrants are human beings no matter how much one tries to dehumanize them or to simplify their circumstances.

The Last Narc

Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema

  • Excerpt: The film uses a great many witnesses to tell the story of the drug cartels but the central focus is on the 1985 kidnapping, torture and murder of undercover DEA agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena by the Guadalajara Cartel that he was charged with investigating.

Sam Jay: 3 in the Morning

Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema

  • Excerpt: She’s a former writer for SNL (she wrote “Black Jeopardy) and you can see that her comedy muscles need a lot of room to stretch, but she is careful how far she stretches them.

Poll: Best of Aug. 2019, Limited

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Poll: Now That You’ve Seen “The Burnt Orange Heresy”

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Poll: What Are You Watching? (Aug. 14-16, 2020)

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Centigrade

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Fisherman’s Friends

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Get Duked!

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: In the Life of Music

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Pearl

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Project Power

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Spree

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: The Vanished

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: August 10

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: August 11

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: August 12

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: August 13

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: August 7

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: August 8

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: August 9

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

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