From Our Members’ Desks (Nov. 16, 2020)

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

Best of Lists

5 Favorites Redux #54: Favorite Diane Keaton Films

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

The Best Films of 2020 (So Far)

Candice Frederick @ Harper’s Bazaar

Interviews

The Dark and the Wicked Star Marin Ireland Has Her Own Survival Plan

Candice Frederick @ W Magazine

Kindred Star Tamara Lawrance Will Not Be Put Into a Box

Candice Frederick @ W Magazine

Festivals: General Coverage

Saint Louis International Film Festival 2020 Preview

Sarah Boslaugh @ TheArtsSTL

  • 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

Asia

Sarah Boslaugh @ TheArtsSTL

  • 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

Sarah Boslaugh @ TheArtsSTL

  • 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

Sarah Boslaugh @ TheArtsSTL

  • 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.

Awards Coverage

The Friday Face-Off, Losers Bracket Round One #13

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Poll: Remaking Best Original Screenplay, 1999

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Video Essays, Video Reviews, Vlogs & More

John Ford Silent Westerns ‘Straight Shooting’ and ‘Hell Bent’ Raise a Ruckus

Michael Barrett @ PopMatters

Reviews of Short Films

Marooned

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

Other Types of Articles

Oscar in Box Office History (Week 45, 2020)

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Poll: Best of Nov. 2019, Wide

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Poll: Now That You’ve Seen “Let Him Go”

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Poll: What Are You Watching? (Nov. 13-15, 2020)

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Easy Does It

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Elyse

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Funny Boy

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Love, Weddings & Other Disasters

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Most Wanted

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Murder in the Woods

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Retaliation

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: The 2nd

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: The Artist’s Wife

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: The Silencing

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Vanguard

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Volition

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Wander

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: November 10

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: November 11

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: November 12

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: November 6

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: November 7

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: November 8

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

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