From Our Members’ Desks (Jan. 25, 2021)

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

Best of Lists

5 Favorites Redux #64: Favorite Political Films

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

The Best Films of 2020

Andrew Wyatt @ The Lens

The Sundance 2021 Movies We Can’t Wait to See

Matt Oakes @

  • Excerpt: Each and every year, figuring out what to watch at the Sundance International Film Festival is a journey in and of itself.

Interviews

Interview With Ameen Nayfe, Promissing Director Responsible for 200 Meters, Jordan’s Entry for the Foreign Film Oscar

Joao Pinto @ Portal Cinema

  • Excerpt: Interview With Ameen Nayfe, Promissing Director Responsible for 200 Meters, Jordan’s Entry for the Foreign Film Oscar

Interview With Anne Paulicevich, The Amazing Director of Working Girls, the Drama that amazed Belgium

Joao Pinto @ Portal Cinema

  • Excerpt: Interview With Anne Paulicevich, The Amazing Director of Working Girls, the Drama that amazed Belgium and it’s the country’s entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar

Interview With Barbara Paz, Famous Brazilian Actress and Director of Babenco

Joao Pinto @ Portal Cinema

  • Excerpt: Interview With Barbara Paz, famous Brazilian actress and director of Babenco, a strong documentary about director Hector Babenco, Barbara’s late husband. Babenco is Brazil’s entry for the Foreign Film Language Oscar and candidate to the Oscar of Best Documentary,

Interview With Eché Janga, the Amazing Director of Buladó, Netherland’s Entry for the Foreign Language Film Oscar

Joao Pinto @ Portal Cinema

  • Excerpt: Interview With Eché Janga, a Promissing Director from Curacao that recently launched “Buladó”, the Netherland’s Entry for the Foreign Language Film Oscar in 2021.

Interview With Elani Dekker, South African Actress and Star of Toorbos.

Joao Pinto @ Portal Cinema

  • Excerpt: Interview With Elani Dekker, South African Actress and Star of Toorbos, an Amazing Romantic Drama and South Africa’s Entry For the Foreign Language Film Oscar in 2021

Interview With Italian Director Alessio Liguori, a New Master of Italian Horror that Recently Directed Shortcut

Joao Pinto @ Portal Cinema

  • Excerpt: Interview With Italian Director Alessio Liguori, a New Master of Italian Horror. His new film, “Shortcut”, is now available on VOD and Streaming in the US.

Interview With Stiaan Smith, the Star of the romantic drama Toorbos

Joao Pinto @ Portal Cinema

  • Excerpt: Interview With Stiaan Smith, a great South African actor that recently starred in the romantic drama Toorbos, South Africa’s entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar

Interview with Vadim Perelman, the Director of Persian Lessons, Belarusian Oscar nominee

João Pinto @ Portal CInema

  • Excerpt: Interview with Vadim Perelman, amazing film director of “House of Sand and Fog” that was nominated for 3 Oscars. In 2020, Perelman presented the acclaimed Persian Lessons, am Holocaust drama that was selected as Belorussia’s Oscar Entry

Festivals: Individual Reviews

African Violet (Boston’s MFA’s Festival of Films from Iran)

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: Director Mona Zandi Haghighi tells a story based on her own aunt with humor, compassion and a phenomenal eye for color.

There Is No Evil (Boston’s MFA’s Festival of Films from Iran)

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: The filmmaker has a talent for creating a sense of dread in seemingly everyday circumstances, one which keeps the viewer guessing, every one of his four stories going in unexpected directions.

Awards Coverage

The Friday Face-Off, Round Three #6

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Poll: Remaking Best Original Screenplay, 2009

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Other Types of Articles

Oscar in Box Office History (Week 3, 2021)

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Poll: Now That You’ve Seen “The Marksman”

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Poll: What Are You Watching? (Jan. 22-24, 2021)

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Identifying Features

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Judas and the Black Messiah

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Malcolm & Marie

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Outside the Wire, Updated

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Psycho Goreman

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: The Night

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: The Reckoning

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: January 15

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: January 16

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: January 17

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: January 18

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: January 19

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: January 20

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: January 21

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

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