From Our Members’ Desks (Mar. 25, 2019)

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

Interviews

Armie Hammer on Terrorism, Spiders, and the Call Me By Your Name Sequel

Pat Mullen @ Sharp

  • Excerpt: Interview with Hotel Mumbai star Armie Hammer.

Danishka’s Dystopia: A Talk with Level 16 Director Danishka Esterhazy

Pat Mullen @ That Shelf

  • Excerpt: Discussing Level 16, feminist dystopia, fandom, and The Handmaid’s Tale with director Danishka Esterhazy

Father Son Holy Gore’s Interview with Larry Fessenden

C.H. Newell @ Father Son Holy Gore

  • Excerpt: In Depraved, Fessenden does more of the same again tackling the personal and universal truths that bind us together, and, many times, also tear us apart. Although the seeds of this story began in 2003 when Fessenden originally wrote the screenplay, it’s a relevant piece of writing in 2019, for many reasons.

Festivals: Individual Reviews

Dave Bautista still finds comedy “a challenge”

Christian Long @ Syfy Wire

  • Excerpt: Though he’s a hoot as Drax, Dave Bautista admits he finds comedy challenging to portray

Lupita Nyong’o Learned the Ukulele to Portray a Zombie-Slaying Teacher in Little Monsters

Christian Long @ Syfy Wire

  • Excerpt: Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o learned to play the ukulele for her role as a zombie-slaying Australian pre-school teacher

Pet Sematary’s screenwriter was against changing the story — at first

Christian Long @ Syfy Wire

  • Excerpt: A fundamental change to the story of Pet Sematary ended up giving creative freedom to the project

Us captivates a packed house at SXSW

Christian Long @ Syfy Wire

  • Excerpt: Jordan Peele’s latest horror film does not disappoint

Awards Coverage

92nd Oscars: Ten Best Potential Oscar Contenders

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Essays

For a Few Dollars More is the Best Western Ever Made

Kyle Anderson @ Nerdist

  • Excerpt: With a plot as well structured as this, and lead characters as compelling and well-drawn as this, Leone is then able to stage some of the finest action and suspense set pieces of the genre. Leone’s westerns are all about delaying the moment of violence, ramping up the tension like a coiled spring until it inevitably explodes.

Miyazaki’s Nausicaa is the Best Anime We Never Talk About

Kyle Anderson @ Nerdist

  • Excerpt: Nausicaa has absolutely everything that makes Miyazaki who he is, from his love of flight to his devotion to nature and ecology. It’s all there in a post-apocalyptic package that should get talked about in the same breath as Mononoke or Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira, but never is.

My Irish Grandmother

Betty Jo Tucker @ AuthorsDen

  • Excerpt: Remembering the Duchess of Bay State, my grandmother who stowed away on a ship and came to America all by herself when she was only 14 years old.

Other Types of Articles

2019 Spring Season Preview: April

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Box office preview for April

Gallery: Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Gallery: Shazam!

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Looking at the Weekend: Mar. 22-24, 2019

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

The Morning After: Mar. 18, 2019

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Oscar in Box Office History (Week 11, 2019)

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Poll: Now That You’ve Seen Wonder Park

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Poll: Remaking Best Visual Effects, 2016

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Poll: What Are You Most Anticipating? (Apr. 2019, Wide)

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Poll: What Are You Watching? (Mar. 22-24, 2019)

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: After, updated

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Aladdin, updated

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Avengers: Endgame, updated

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Breakthrough

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Diane

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Dragged Across Concrete

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Long Lost

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Sauvage

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Sunset

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: The Chaperone

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Tolkien, updated

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Triple Threat

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: White Chamber

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: March 15 (2019)

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: March 16 (2019)

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: March 17 (2019)

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: March 18 (2019)

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: March 19 (2019)

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: March 20 (2019)

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: March 21 (2019)

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

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