OFCS members don’t just write film reviews. Here are several articles you might find interesting.
Best of Lists
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The Best Films of 2020 (So Far)
The Dark and the Wicked Star Marin Ireland Has Her Own Survival Plan
Kindred Star Tamara Lawrance Will Not Be Put Into a Box
Festivals: General Coverage
Saint Louis International Film Festival 2020 Preview
- Excerpt: The 29thedition of SLIFF will be a little different, however: due to the COVID-19 pandemic, everything will be run online. Which is not entirely a bad thing–it’s true that you miss the fun of seeing a film on the big screen in a communal setting, to say nothing of choosing your snacks from the concession stand, but on the plus side you don’t have to deal with weather, parking, getting a babysitter, and in most cases scheduling.
Festivals: Individual Reviews
- Excerpt: Yiv is great, as is a supporting cast including Gera Sandler and Tamir Mula, but the real standout for me is Haas’ performance as a young person who exudes a kind of steely determination that could be mistaken for oppositional behavior, but is really based on having a strong sense of self and being true to it.
Gianni Berengo Gardin’s Tale of Two Cities
- Excerpt: As you might expect from a documentary formed around the work of a noted photographer, Gianni Berengo Gardin’s Tale of Two Cities is an absolutely beautiful film.
Women in Blue
- Excerpt: We see a lot of good intentions at work in the MPD—training that urges officers to not pre-judge a situation, proposals to create new options to deal with people who are mentally disturbed—but little examination of whether those changes had any effect, or indeed, if they could have any significant effect.
The Friday Face-Off, Losers Bracket Round One #13
Poll: Remaking Best Original Screenplay, 1999
Video Essays, Video Reviews, Vlogs & More
John Ford Silent Westerns ‘Straight Shooting’ and ‘Hell Bent’ Raise a Ruckus
Reviews of Short Films
Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]