From Our Members’ Desks (Aug. 19, 2019)

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

Festivals: Individual Reviews

The Father’s Shadow

C.H. Newell @ Father Son Holy Gore

  • Excerpt: Gabriela Amaral’s second feature proves her brand of horror is firmly rooted in social realities.

Notes From the Festival Circuit: Arrow Video FrightFest 2019

Scott Phillips @ The Movie Isle

Sons of Denmark

C.H. Newell @ Father Son Holy Gore

  • Excerpt: There’s a definite case made about white nationalism’s misunderstanding of where power really lies and which peoples are legitimately oppressed, and what damage this misunderstanding creates.

Awards Coverage

The Friday Face-Off Round Zero – Final Chance

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Poll: Remaking Best Production Design, 1997

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Essays

Medium Cool

Don Shanahan @ 25YL

  • Excerpt: Fifty years after its release, the echoes of those unified shouts in Medium Cool still ring with relevance and importance today. We’re not going anywhere, and people still fix their eyes on this film with shock and awe.

Video Essays, Video Reviews, Vlogs & More

The Blair Witch Project

Diego Salgado @ A Quemarropa (podcast) [Spanish]

Brilliant Moral Science – and Dinosaurs — from the Yeaworth-Harris Trilogy!

Michael Barrett @ PopMatters

Doris Day Plays Kit and Mouse in Hitchcock Imitator, ‘Midnight Lace’

Michael Barrett @ PopMatters

Reviews of Short Films

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Nguyen Le @ InSession Film

  • Excerpt: That said, viewer beware: There will be some undercooked character beats to contend with before the surprisingly nerve-fraying encounters, so have patience and don’t forget that there is goodness to gather in the well-realized environs of 1960s U.S.A.

Other Types of Articles

Das Boot

Sean Axmaker @ Noir Now Playing

  • Excerpt: Battle fantasy collides with the reality of war, and the crew’s odyssey carries us into some of the most grueling drama in small-screen storytelling.

I Am the Night

Sean Axmaker @ Noir Now Playing

  • Excerpt: … a fascinating journey, a gut-punch of a story, and a nuanced exploration of family and identity.

Blu-ray Review: Into “The Inland Sea” With Donald Richie

Matt Brown @ Screen Anarchy

  • Excerpt: Criterion devours its own tail with a movie based on a book based on a trip by a critic who has provided a lot of Criterion commentaries.

Small Screen Noir and Neo-Noir

Sean Axmaker @ I Wake Up Streaming

  • Excerpt: The history of television is full of great crime shows, from Dragnet to Hill Street Blues to Homicide: Life on the Street to The Wire and beyond, but small screen noir is a rare treasure indeed.

2019 Oscar Season Box Office Preview: Introduction

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Hustlers

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Oscar in Box Office History (Week 32, 2019)

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Poll: Best of Aug. 2018, Limited

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Poll: Now That You’ve Seen “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark”

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Poll: What Are You Watching? (Aug. 16-18, 2019)

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Already Gone

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: American Dreamer

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Angel of Mine

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Bloodline

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Give Me Liberty

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Gwen

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Haunt

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Itsy Bitsy

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Kingdom

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Line Walker 2: Invisible Spy

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: The Addams Family, updated

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: The Fanatic

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: The Second Sun

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: The Tracker

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Union

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 14

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: August 15

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: August 9

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

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