From Our Members’ Desks (Aug. 5, 2019)

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

Interviews

Interview with Motion Capture Actor Richard Dorton

Nell Minow @ RogerEbert.com

  • Excerpt: Richard Dorton likes to say, “If you’ve played a video game, you’ve probably killed me.” He is one of the leading motion capture performers in more than 100 video games and movies, where he was most recently “seen” as one of the three heads of Ghidorah, the dragon in “Godzilla: King of the Monsters.”

Festivals: General Coverage

Round-Up San Diego Comic-Con at 50

Nell Minow @ Medium

  • Excerpt: This is what I always tell people about San Diego Comic-Con: it’s the Iowa caucuses of popular culture.

Festivals: Individual Reviews

Harpoon

C.H. Newell @ Father Son Holy Gore

  • Excerpt: In spite of a limited claustrophobic setting and the familiar genre setup of a few people trapped together, Grant keeps his audience entertained with twists, social commentary, and a few splashes of blood.

Homewrecker

C.H. Newell @ Father Son Holy Gore

  • Excerpt: A claustrophobic, hilarious, and downright disturbing depiction of how women are driven into competition against one another, at the expense of their bodies and minds.

Knives and Skin

C.H. Newell @ Father Son Holy Gore

  • Excerpt: Reeder situates this little town in an ethereal space, where magic realism is always potentially hiding, waiting to be found, and the past connects itself to the present via acapella versions of songs from the 1980s.

The Prey

C.H. Newell @ Father Son Holy Gore

  • Excerpt: The Prey is an excellent postmodern action film because it presents a genuine Marxist power struggle in the shadow of horrors committed by a state communist regime, Khmer Rouge.

The Prey

C.H. Newell @ Father Son Holy Gore

  • Excerpt: The Prey is an excellent postmodern action film because it presents a genuine Marxist power struggle in the shadow of horrors committed by a state communist regime, Khmer Rouge.

Sator

C.H. Newell @ Father Son Holy Gore

  • Excerpt: Although you can follow the story as an entirely supernatural horror tale, Graham makes the film readable as a view on the destructive legacy of hereditary psychological collapse across generations of a single family.

Awards Coverage

2020 Oscar Predictions — Best Picture

Karl Delossantos @ Smash Cut Reviews

Oscar Preview: Weekend of Jul. 26-28, 2019

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Poll: Remaking Best Supporting Actor, 2015

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

The Friday Face-Off Round Zero #14

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Essays

Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Christian Long @ Glide Magazine

  • Excerpt: Though it’s gleefully devoid of any real story, there’s a method behind Tarantino’s latest.

Quentin Tarantino and His Many Italian Movie References

Kyle Anderson @ Nerdist

Reviews of Short Films

Heatstroke

Paulo Peralta @ Cineuphoria [Portuguese]

Hermandad

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

Other Types of Articles

Gallery: Blinded by the Light

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Oscar in Box Office History (Week 30, 2019)

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Poll: Now That You’ve Seen “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood”

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Poll: What Are You Most Anticipating? (Aug. 2019, Limited)

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Poll: What Are You Watching? (Aug. 2-4, 2019)

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: 21 Bridges, updated

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Cats

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Exit

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Freaks, updated

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Harriet

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Jojo Rabbit

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Leo Da Vinci: Mission Mona Lisa

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Light of My Life

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Luz

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Paradise Hills

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Piranhas

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Summer Night

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: The Goldfinch, updated

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: The Operative

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: The Red Sea Diving Resort

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Top Gun: Maverick

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: August 1

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: July 26

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: July 27

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: July 28

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: July 29

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: July 30

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: July 31

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

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