From Our Members’ Desks (Feb. 4, 2019)

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

Best of Lists

The 10 Best Films of 2018 and their lessons

Don Shanahan @ Every Movie Has a Lesson

  • Excerpt: All ten and a few extra were no-doubt five-star films for me. True to this website’s specialty, each film will be paired with its best life lesson.

The 2019 Cinemayward Oscars

Joel Mayward @ Cinemayward

  • Excerpt: With the Oscar nominees announced, here are the 2019 Cinemayward Oscars, celebrating much of what the Oscars (and other awards) overlooked this year, as well as a few unique categories of my own.

The Best Films of 2018: The Roundtable

Andrew Wyatt @ The Lens

Awards Coverage

3rd Annual CIFCC Award nominations

Don Shanahan @ Every Movie Has a Lesson

  • Excerpt: As one of the founders and directors of the Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle, I’m honored to be among such fine peers. These are solid picks our group can be proud to support.

Marcello Fonte vence prémio de interpretação masculina nos European Film Awards

Paulo Portugal @ Insider [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt:

Interviews

Christian Petzold ‘Em Trânsito’: “Nós seremos também sobreviventes e refugiados”

Paulo Portugal @ Insider [Portuguese]

Festivals: General Coverage

10 Slamdance 2019 Films You Need to See

Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See

Bradley Cooper e Lady Gaga ao Insider (video)

Paulo Portugal @ Insider [Portuguese]

Rita Azevedo Gomes e Carlos Conceição mostram a força do cinema português no Fórum da Berlinale

Paulo Portugal @ Insider [Portuguese]

Festivals: Individual Reviews

Slamdance 2019 Remote Coverage

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies

Slamdance 2019: Beats

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee

Slamdance 2019: Boni Bonita

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee

Slamdance 2019: Comedy of Errors Unfolds in “Lost Holiday” [Review]

Marina Antunes @ Quiet Earth

Slamdance 2019: Crystal Swan

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee

Slamdance 2019: Dollhouse

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee

Slamdance 2019: Found Footage Thriller “American the Beautiful” Delivers [Review]

Marina Antunes @ Quiet Earth

Slamdance 2019: Impetus

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee

Slamdance 2019: The Dons of Disco

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee

Video Essays, Video Reviews, Vlogs & More

Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers’ Brings Forth a Time When, Unlike Today, Women Made Lots of Movies

Michael Barrett @ PopMatters

Other Types of Articles

Going for the Gold

Betty Jo Tucker @ AuthorsDen

  • Excerpt: A short poem about the eight Best Film Oscar nominees.

New Woman: Newfoundland Short Film Goes Gothic [Trailer Debut]

C.H. Newell @ Father Son Holy Gore

  • Excerpt: Prepare yourself for an old vision of terror with Benjamin Noah’s short film New Woman.

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