From Our Members’ Desks (Nov. 18, 2019)

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

Best of Lists

25 Essential Films of the 2010s

Roderick Heath @ Film Freedonia

  • Excerpt: The last decade of cinema has skidded about like a seismograph chart, agonising, terrible, brilliant, endlessly inventive, profoundly lazy, embattled and almighty.

Interviews

Ed Skrein & Luke Kleintank on Playing Legendary Fighter Pilots in Midway

Nell Minow @ The Credits

  • Excerpt: ACTOR, INTERVIEWS, MOVIES Ed Skrein & Luke Kleintank on Playing Legendary Fighter Pilots in Midway NOVEMBER 4, 2019 Print BY NELL MINOW Midway is a stirring tribute to the immeasurable courage of the men we now call part of the Greatest Generation. Premiering on November 8, Veteran’s Day weekend, it is the story of the early days of WWII, from Japan’s surprise attack on Pearl Harbor to America’s first major battle victory in the Pacific, the battle of Midway. The all-star cast includes Woody Harrelson as Admiral Chester Nimitz, Dennis Quaid as Admiral William “Bull” Halsey, and Aaron Eckhart as Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Doolittle. But the thrilling air combat scenes are at the center of the film, with stars Ed Skrein and Luke Kleintank playing two of the most decorated Navy pilots of the war, Dick Best and Clarence Earle Dickinson respectively. In an interview with The Credits, they talked about their research Did you create your characters based on the script or did you do your own independent research? Ed Skrein: I’m always known to go head over heels into my research and leave no stone unturned.

Interview With Beth Moran, Director of the Short Film Missing a Note

João Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese]

Interview With Marie-Louise Damgaard, Swedish Star and Director of The Confirmation

João Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese]

Interview: Edward Norton on “Motherless Brooklyn”

Nell Minow @ rogerebert.com

  • Excerpt: The book is set in 1999 and we made this big decision to take the essence of the character’s isolation, his relationship with his boss, with the guys around him, and to transpose it back into the ’50s because in the novel they feel like men living in this pocket of Brooklyn that hasn’t moved in time.

Interview: For All Mankind

Nell Minow @ rogerebert.com

  • Excerpt: We said, “Okay, once the Russians beat us to the moon, what are the events that would change after that?”

Leslie Odom, Jr. Refuses to Take Success For Granted

Candice Frederick @ Shondaland

Paulo Carneiro sobre ‘Bostofrio’

Paulo Portugal @ Insider [Portuguese]

Festivals: Individual Reviews

1BR

C.H. Newell @ Father Son Holy Gore

  • Excerpt: Marmor’s film is borne of a moment in history where a false sense of community among angry people threatens us all, to the core of our identities, and the struggle Sarah goes through is our struggle against forces that want us to either conform or be destroyed.

Bostofrio où le ciel rejoint la terre

Paulo Portugal @ Insider [Portuguese]

Denver Film Festival – A Final Roundup

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee

A Girl Missing

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee

  • Excerpt: A Girl Missing primarily belongs to Mariko Tsutsui as Ichiko. For those who complain that there are few interesting roles for older actresses, Tsutsui, currently 59 years old, is able to play a woman who has moments with a total lack of inhibition.

Girl on the Third Floor

C.H. Newell @ Father Son Holy Gore

  • Excerpt: An impressively singular vision in the haunted house sub-genre of horror.

In the Quarry

C.H. Newell @ Father Son Holy Gore

  • Excerpt: A dark, taut exploration of how various forms of patriarchal control lead to ruin.

Latter Day Jew

Andrew Wyatt @ The Lens

Laughing

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee

  • Excerpt: Rather than depend on a more traditional form of exposition, Mastandrea demands that the audience pick up clues as to who the characters are, and their relationship to each other. The results is almost like eavesdropping on the conversations.

Marighella

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee

  • Excerpt: Marighella is the directorial debut of Wagner Moura, better known as the star of the Netflix series, Narcos as well as his role in the two Brazilian Elite Squad films.

Our Bodies Our Doctors

Andrew Wyatt @ The Lens

The Swerve

C.H. Newell @ Father Son Holy Gore

  • Excerpt: Director-writer Dean Kapsalis digs into the destructive roles of domesticity we force onto women with Greek tragedy-level results.

The Traitor

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee

  • Excerpt: My immediate reaction to The Traitor is that it’s the gangster epic we didn’t know we were waiting for.

Awards Coverage

92nd Oscars: Documentary Feature Submissions

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

The Friday Face Off Round One #13

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Oscar Preview: Weekend of Nov. 8-10, 2019

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Poll: Remaking Best Production Design, 2010

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Precursor: 11th Make-Up Artists Guild Nominations

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Precursor: 32nd European Film Awards Nominations

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Precursor: 4th Critics Choice Documentary Awards

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Reviews of Short Films

Five Course Meal

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Buried Alive Film Festival coverage

Häuschen – A Herança (2019)

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

Hellevate

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Buried Alive Film Festival coverage

Other Types of Articles

5 Favorites Redux #4: TV Show Adaptations

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

The Morning After: Nov. 12, 2019 (Us, How to Train Your Dragon 3, Missing Link, Secret Life of Pets 2)

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Oscar in Box Office History (Week 45, 2019)

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Poll: Best of Nov. 2018, Limited

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Poll: Now That You’ve Seen “Midway”

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Poll: What Are You Watching? (Nov. 15-17, 2019)

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Precursor: 45th People’s Choice Awards

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: A Reindeer’s Journey

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Code 8

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Crown Vic

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Jumanji: The Next Level, updated

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Les Misérables

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Like a Boss

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Line of Duty

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Night Sweats

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Soul

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: The Banker

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: The Gentlemen

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: The Invisible Man

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: The Song of Names

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: The Warrior Queen of Jhansi

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Trauma Center

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: November 8

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: November 9

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 13

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: November 14

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

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