From Our Members' Desks (Nov. 10, 2015)

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

Best of Lists

10 Greatest Horror Movies of the 21st Century

Ross Miller @ What Culture

  • Excerpt: Just because Halloween has come and gone doesn’t mean horror movies get forgotten about! Here I list what I consider to be the pinnacle of horror movies over the last 15 years.

Interviews

Brie Larson on “Room”

Nell Minow @ The Movie Mom

Craig Roberts – Kill Your Friends

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Davis Guggenheim – He Named Me Malala

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Director and Subjects of “Armor of Light”

Nell Minow @ The Movie Mom

Ed Skrein – Kill Your Friends

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

John Crowley – Brooklyn

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Jon Gries of “Endgame”

Nell Minow @ The Movie Mom

Leonard Maltin on his New Classic Movie Guide

Nell Minow @ The Movie Mom

Nicholas Hoult – Kill Your Friends

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Owen Harris and John Niven – Kill Your Friends

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

The Russian Woodpecker

Daniel Schindel @ The Film Stage

  • Excerpt: Interview with Chad Garcia and Fedor Alexandrovich of The Russian Woodpecker

Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Writer/director James Vanderbilt on “Truth”

Nell Minow @ The Movie Mom

Festivals: Individual Reviews

Into the Forest

Marina Antunes @ Quiet Earth

Run

MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com

  • Excerpt: Prophecy and politics are intertwined in a realm where strange and beautiful imagery takes on dark meaning, and violence and male posturing rules all.

Sailing a Sinking Sea

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee

Sea Fog

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee

  • Excerpt: This is the directorial debut of Shim Sung-bo, whose previous credits include co-writing Memories of Murder with director Bong Joon-ho. Bong, who’s gone on to international acclaim with with The Host and Snowpiercer, has a hand in the screenplay here, as well as serving as producer.

SLIFF 2015: Deep Web

Andrew Wyatt @ St. Louis Magazine

  • Excerpt: Director Alex Winter doesn’t linger on the brazen illegality of Silk Road, but instead sows doubt about alleged mastermind Ross Ulbricht’s true role in the site, while relating the troubling, stacked-deck character of his prosecution.

SLIFF 2015: Red Mountain

Andrew Wyatt @ St. Louis Magazine

  • Excerpt: Red Mountain rarely does anything surprising as a drama, but its unreserved embrace of a fundamentally decent, humble worldview is uncommonly sincere.

World of Kanako

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee

  • Excerpt: The Japanese title translates as “thirst”. The thirst may be for love, or some kind of validation. To say that the film is about a father’s search for his missing daughter is barely scratching the surface.

Youth

Marina Antunes @ Quiet Earth

Tributes

Al Molinaro obituary

Robert Cashill @ Biography.com

  • Excerpt: RIP Al Molinaro

Maureen O’Hara: The (Far From) Quiet Woman

Glenn Lovell @ CinemaDope.com

Reviews of Short Films

Desterrados

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Mexican Short Film Review

Los Huesos del Frío

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Spanish Short Film Review

Killies

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Portuguese Short Film Review

Papa dans Maman

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: French Short Film Review

Le Premier Pas

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: French Short Film Review

Soledad

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Spanish Short Film Review

Vazio

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Portuguese Short Film Review

Other Articles

Films Don’t Have to be Entertaining

Ross Miller @ Scotcampus

  • Excerpt: With the release of documentary He Named Me Malala, I explore the topic that all films don’t have to exist purely for entertainment.

Has Daniel Craig’s Bond Finally Died?

Ross Miller @ Scotcampus

  • Excerpt: Don’t worry, that’s not a spoiler! I take a look at the question of whether the rough-and-tumble era of Bond instigated by Casino Royale has finally, with the release of Spectre, died?

The Morning After: Nov. 2, 2015

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Short reviews of “Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior” and “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome”

Scandal and Mystery in Hollywood History

Betty Jo Tucker @ Movie Addict Headquarters

  • Excerpt: A podcast featuring author Laurie Jacobson discussing her book titled DISHING HOLLYWOOD.

Watching Bollywood Movies on the New Apple TV

Kathy Gibson @ Access Bollywood

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