From Our Members’ Desks (Dec. 21, 2020)

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

Best of Lists

5 Favorites #59: Favorite Christmas Movies

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Best Blu-rays and Box Sets of 2020

Kyle Anderson @

The Best Horror Movies of 2020

Candice Frederick @ Harper’s Bazaar

Awards Coverage

The Friday Face-Off, Round Three #1

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Poll: Remaking Best Original Screenplay, 2004

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Precursor: 41st Boston Critics Awards

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Interviews

40th Annual Razzie Awards — John Wilson Interview

Andrea Chase @ KillerMovieReviews.com

Almost Love — Mike Doyle and Scott Evans

Andrea Chase @ KillerMovieReviews.com

The Artist’s Wife — Tom Dolby

Andrea Chase @ PRX.org

Ben Mendehlson — Babyteeth

Andrea Chase @ KillerMovieReviews.com

British Star Kingsley Ben-Adir Honors Malcolm X In Regina King’s Next Film

Candice Frederick @ Essence

Burden — Andrew Heckler Interview

Andrea Chase @ KillerMovieReviews.com

The Cave — Feras Fayyad

Andrea Chase @ PRX.org

The Climb — Michael Angelo Covino and Kyle Marvin

Andrea Chase @ PRX.org

Dear Santa — Dana Nachhman

Andrea Chase @ PRX.org

Extra Ordinary — Will Forte

Andrea Chase @ PRX.org

Interview with Florenc Papas, the Rising star of Albanian Cinema that in 2020 launched Open Door, an impacting thriller that was selected as Albania’s Oscar Entry for 2021

João Pinto @ Portal Cinema

  • Excerpt: Film director Florenc Papas is one of the rising stars of the Albanian Film Industry. In 2020, Papas launched Open Door, an impacting thriller that was selected as Albania’s Oscar Entry for 2021

Interview with irish actor Dónall Ó Héalai, the star of Arracht, Ireland’s Entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 2021

João Pinto @ Portal Cinema

  • Excerpt: Named one of the Rising Stars of Irish Cinema, Dónall Ó Héalai is a young and very talented actor that recently starred in Arracht, Ireland’s entry for the Foreign Film Language Oscar

Interview With Ivan Tai-Apin, the Director of Wiren, Suriname’s First Oscar Entry Film!

João Pinto @ Portal Cinema

  • Excerpt: Wiren made history by becoming Suriname’s first Oscar Entry for the Foreign Language Oscar. We’ve talked with Ivan Tai-Apin about the process of creation that surrounded this amazing film!

Interview with Julia Von Heinz, the promising German film director and writer responsible for the highly acclaimed And Tomorrow the World, Germany’s Entry for the Best Foreign Film Oscar

João Pinto @ Portal Cinema

  • Excerpt: Julia Von Heinz is one of Germany’s most talented filmmakers. Her most recent project, And Tomorrow the World, was selected as Germany’s Oscar Entry for 2021. We’ve talked with Julia von Heinz about this amazing project and her future plans within the GeramFilm Industry.

Jay Roach — Bombshell

Andrea Chase @ PRX.org

The Mystery of D.B. Cooper — John Dower

Andrea Chase @ PRX.org

The Rental — Dave Franco

Andrea Chase @ PRX.org

Tar — Aaron Wolf

Andrea Chase @ PRX.org

Tom Dolby — The Artist’s Wife

Andrea Chase @ KillerMovieReviews.com

Essays

The 70s Space Opera Glory of Buck Rogers

Kyle Anderson @

The Cinematic Legacy of Burke & Hare

Kyle Anderson @

Clint Eastwood and the Italian Western Influence

Kyle Anderson @

Other Types of Articles

The 40-Year-Old Version

Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema

  • Excerpt: What is most engaging about The 40-Year-Old Version is that it isn’t polished. It isn’t slick. It’s flows with the kind of messiness of real life, and with the onset of middle age.

Ammonite

Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema

  • Excerpt: The actual sex scene, which are not coy, aren’t as interesting as the scenes that build up to them. This is the 1840s, and these women are engaging in an affair that could have them thrown in an institution for the rest of their lives.

The Godfather Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone

Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema

  • Excerpt: I sat down with Coppola’s new re-edit – now tagged with his original title The Godfather Coda: “The Death of Michael Corleone” – with the hope that it would offer a new experience, or at least the one that he promises in his brief introduction on the Blu-Ray. Does it? Well, sort of.

Mank

Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema

  • Excerpt: It is very touching that David Fincher would want to be the director to helm a screenplay about Herman J. Mankiewicz that was written by his late father. Jack Fincher (1932-2003) had written the bio-pic of legendary screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz and it had been around Hollywood for many years because unfortunately the studios rejected it.

The Morning After: Dec. 14, 2020 (Mank & The Prom)

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Oscar in Box Office History (Week 50, 2020)

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Poll: Best of Dec. 2019, Limited

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Poll: Now That You’ve Seen “Wild Mountain Thyme”

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Poll: What Are You Watching? (Dec. 18-20, 2020)

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Ammonite, updated

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Debt Collectors

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Elvis from Outer Space

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Fatale

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: French Exit

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Greenland

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Just One More Kiss

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Max Reload and the Nether Blasters

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Minari

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: That Good Night

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: The More You Ignore Me

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Think Like a Dog

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Trail of Ashes

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Wonder Woman 1984, updated

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: December 11

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: December 12

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: December 13

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: December 14

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: December 15

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: December 16

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: December 17

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

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