From Our Members’ Desks (Nov. 9, 2020)

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

Best of Lists

5 Favorites #52: Favorite Horror Films, Part 3

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

5 Favorites Redux #53: Focus Features Films

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Festivals: Individual Reviews

Festival du nouveau cinéma – Apples / Undine

C.H. Newell @ Father Son Holy Gore

  • Excerpt: Apples and Undine are two painfully relevant films in 2020: one about a pandemic, the other about a woman’s struggle against patriarchal myth.

I am Greta

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee

  • Excerpt: Setting aside the issues regarding climate change and any kind of agenda, I am Greta is also about the weight of celebrity.

NewFest 2020: Report 9

Sarah Boslaugh @ TheArtsSTL

  • Excerpt: Ben Anthony’s documentary Keith Haring: Street Art Boy offers a fresh and well-rounded look at Haring’s life and art, aided by unparalleled access to materials held by the Keith Haring Foundation.

Once Upon a Time in Venezuela

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee

Shiva Baby

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee

Spring Blossom

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee

Under the Open Sky

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee

  • Excerpt: Under the Open Sky is notable for the tour-de-force performance by Koji Yakusho. Even if the name is not immediately familiar, even those not following Japanese cinema would have seen Yakusho in Babel or Memoirs of a Geisha.

Undine

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee

  • Excerpt: The film stars Paula Beer and Franz Rogowski, the two main actors in Petzold’s Transit. For myself, Undine is more successful than the previous film, where I think the filmmaker’s imagined updating worked against the realities of the source novel.

Awards Coverage

93rd Oscars: Upcoming Precursors – November

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

The Friday Face-Off, Losers Bracket Round One #12

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Poll: Remaking Best Original Screenplay, 1998

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Essays

Black Horror 101: A Brief History of African Americans in Horror Cinema

Mark Harris @ Black Horror Movies

Other Types of Articles

Actors Who Tried To Become Action Stars And Audiences Said ‘No Thanks’

Mike McGranaghan @ Ranker

Babylon Berlin Seasons 1-2

Sarah Boslaugh @ TheArtsSTL

  • Excerpt: One of the most interesting characters is Babylon Berlin is Charlotte Ritter (Liv Lisa Fries), who represents both the new freedom enjoyed by women in this period, and the discrimination which remained a fact of their existence.

Behind The Scenes Stories From The Making Of ‘Se7en’

Mike McGranaghan @ Ranker

Dolly Parton: A National Treasure

Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

  • Excerpt: A songbird sings and Dolly hears then writes notes down with love and tears. Songs like JOLENE and 9 TO FIVE begin to breathe and come alive.

Streaming Bloody Murder: Horror VOD Postmortem for October 2020

Andrew Wyatt @ The Lens

Oscar in Box Office History (Week 44, 2020)

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Poll: Now That You’ve Seen “Come Play”

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Poll: What Are You Watching? (Nov. 6-8, 2020)

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Black Ops

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Dreamland

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Faith Based

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Freaky, updated

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Ghabe, updated

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Guest House

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Hammer

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: I Met a Girl

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: I’ve Got Issues

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Jungleland

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Lucky Grandma

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: News of the World, updated

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Proxima

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Radioactive, updated

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: Samurai Marathon 1855

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: The 24th

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: The Empty Man

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: The Giant

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: The Last Vermeer

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: The Midnight Sky

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Preview: The Prom

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: November 1

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: November 2

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: November 3

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: November 4

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: November 5

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: October 30

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

This Day in Oscar History: October 31

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

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