OFCS members don’t just write film reviews. Here are several articles you might find interesting.
Best of Lists
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Festivals: General Coverage
Our Sundance Film Festival 2020 Wrap-Up
Festivals: Individual Reviews
Sundance 2020: ‘Possessor’ Is A Blood-Soaked Murder Inception That Continues The Cronenberg Legacy
- Excerpt: A brilliantly rendered technology-fueled nightmare, ‘Possessor’ announces Brandon Cronenberg as an uncompromising storyteller, one who manages brilliant, thought-provoking plotting amid incredibly affecting production elements (including an extreme reverence for practical special effects.)
Sundance 2020: ‘Relic’ and the True Horror of Senility
- Excerpt: The clever, strange and emotionally-satisfying first film from director Natalie Erika James uses horror to get at the heartache of senility. Emily Mortimer gives an anguished performance as a tormented daughter and mother as ‘Relic’ burrows under its audiences’ skin through an earnest, emotional approach to genre filmmaking.
Sundance 2020: Amusing ‘Downhill’ Remake Assumes American Stance, Lets Comic Giants Ride
- Excerpt: As far as Americanized remakes go, ‘Downhill’ has plenty to offer, mainly in the ping-pong interplay between stars Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, directors Nat Faxon and Jim Rash doing enough to justify their new version without threatening ever really to dethrone the original as the superior feature.
Sundance 2020: Benh Zeitlin’s Gritty Pan Redux ’Wendy’ A Gorgeous Hot Mess
- Excerpt: Benh Zeitlin’s gritty Peter Pan retooling ‘Wendy’ might be gorgeous to look at but there’s little substance and even less momentum. Those expecting little story-wise may find themselves quietly thrilled, the rest will just have to make believe that the movie is any good.
Sundance 2020: Character-Driven U.K. Horror ‘Amulet’ Takes Time But Packs Punch
- Excerpt: ‘Amulet’ can prove a challenging watch – both for its measured pace and strange flourishes -but those willing to give it time to bloom will be rewarded with a thoughtful and decadently horrifying morality play. Director Romola Garai declares herself one to watch.
Sundance 2020: Humanist Spy Thriller ’Ironbark’ Is On a Mission to Move You
- Excerpt: A stirring dramatic thriller with a career-best onscreen turn from Benedict Cumberbatch, ‘Ironbark‘ explores the events of the Cold War through ground-level heroism, focusing on the human element and how the actions of a few dictate the course of history. Dominic Cooke expertly crescendos events into big tear-inducing moments…so be prepared for your emotions to get nuked.
Sundance 2020: Rebecca Hall Is Next Level Good in the Scariest Ghost Story in Years: ‘The Nigth House’
- Excerpt: Rebecca Hall gives a commanding turn as a widow in the midst of a haunting in this kaleidoscopic maelstrom of scares. Director David Bruckner uses all the tools at his disposal to crank the terror up to extreme levels in ‘The Night House’ while still delivering a movie that’s grounded in earnest human emotion.
Sundance 2020: Scattershot ’The Nowhere Inn’ A Meta-Movie About Celebrity Expectations
- Excerpt: ‘The Nowhere Inn’ is one-of-a-kind experiemental musical mockumentary that layers its meta commentary on celebrity expectations on top of sketches, live performance and frequent jarring tonal shifts. There are moments that work but it’s a project where the sum of its parts fail to leave much impact.
Sundance review: ‘Minari’
Sundance review: ‘Palm Springs’
2019 Oscar Winner Predictions: Final
92nd Oscars: Oscar Guy’s Final Thoughts
92nd Oscars: Poll – Best Actor
92nd Oscars: Poll – Best Actress
92nd Oscars: Poll – Best Animated Short Film
92nd Oscars: Poll – Best Directing
92nd Oscars: Poll – Best Supporting Actor
92nd Oscars: Poll – Best Supporting Actress
92nd Oscars: Poll – Live Action Short Film
The Friday Face-Off Round One #25
Oscar Preview: Precursor Winners & Losers, Week 10
Poll: Remaking Best Supporting Actress, 2002
The Rundown: Animated Feature
The Rundown: Directing
The Rundown: Production Design & Costume Design
The Rundown: Screenplay Awards
The Rundown: Visual Effects
Reviews of Short Films
Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]
Alien: Night Shift
Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]
Other Types of Articles
Dragan Antulov @ Draxblog VI [Croatian]