From Our Members’ Desks (Dec. 30, 2019)

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

Best of Lists

The 10 Best Movies of 2019

Candice Frederick @ Harper’s Bazaar

The 10 Most Underrated Movie Performances Of 2019

Candice Frederick @ Elle

5 Favorites Redux #6: Favorite Christmas Movies

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Best Asian Films of 2019

Richard Gray @ The Reel Bits

  • Excerpt: The very best of Asia in Focus for 2019 including Chinese, Japanese, Hong Kong, South Korean, Taiwanese and Thai cinema.

The Best Films of the 2010s

Alan Mattli @ The Zurich English Student [German]

  • Excerpt: This, then, is the ultimate aim of this list, beyond my own personal enjoyment: each entry is an empathetic recommendation, so if you want to catch up on the cinematic gems of the 2010s, this is a good place to start.

The Best Horror Movies of 2019

Candice Frederick @ Harper’s Bazaar

Top Ten Films of 2019

Josh Taylor @ www.forgetfulfilmcritic.com

  • Excerpt: I was able to tease out a distinct theme in over half of the movies on my “best of” list this year. The theme is a grandness of scale.

Interviews

The Aeronauts

Andrea Chase @ PRX.org

  • Excerpt: Tom Harper talks chilling his actors, provoking creativity, and the sounds of silence.

Bombshell

Andrea Chase @ PRX.org

  • Excerpt: Jay Roach talks hemlines, honesty, and poking the bear.

Awards Coverage

The Friday Face-Off Round One #19

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Oscar Preview: Precursor Winners & Losers, Week 5

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Oscar Preview: Weekend of Dec. 20-22, 2019

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Poll: Remaking Best Production Design, 2016

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Video Essays, Video Reviews, Vlogs & More

The Bells of St. Mary’s

Glenn Erickson @ CineSavant

  • Excerpt: Talk about an old movie that’s the equivalent of a minefield for this reviewer … The potential audience for Leo McCarey’s The Bells of St. Mary’s is split between true believers for whom it walks on water, and other audiences not likely to sit through ten minutes of its old-fashioned drama.

Richard Jewell

Scott Phillips @ www.wrbl.com

The Two Popes

Scott Phillips @ www.wrbl.com

Reviews of Short Films

Blue

Bev Questad @ It’s Just Movies

  • Excerpt: Nicklas, also known as Woman in the Wild, does a phenomenal job of creating this four-minute visual extravaganza with very cool music, gloriously skillful bikers, and few words.

Other Types of Articles

The Morning After: Dec. 23, 2019 (The Irishman, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker)

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Oscar in Box Office History (Week 51, 2019)

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Poll: Now That You’ve Seen “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Poll: What Are You Most Anticipating? (Jan. 2020, Limited)

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Poll: What Are You Watching? (Dec. 25-29, 2019)

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: A Quiet Place: Part II

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: After Class

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Almost Home

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Badland

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Crepitus

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Emma

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: In the Heights

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Inside the Rain

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Ip Man 4: The Finale

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Onward, updated

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Rogue Warfare

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: The Gliksmans

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: The Great War

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: The Parts You Lose

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Top Gun: Maverick, updated

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: December 20

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: December 21

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: December 22

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: December 23

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: December 24

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: December 25

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: December 26

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

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