Outside the Mainstream Update

Some “outside the mainstream” films our members are discussing this week:

Sean Axmaker reviews Unthinkable at seanax.com

David Cornelius reviews Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated at Popcornworld

Marilyn Ferdinand interviews sponsored-film collector Rick Prelinger at Ferdy on Films

Mark H. Harris reviews Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead at About.com

Dan Jardine reviews Plastic Bag at The House Next Door

Dan Lybarger reviews Ajami at kcactive

Kent Turner reviews Open Roads: New Italian Cinema at Film-Forward.com

RIP Former OFCS Member Peter Brunette

IndieWIRE has reported that film critic and former OFCS member Peter Brunette died today in Italy while attending the Taormina Film Festival. The OFCS sends its condolences to his loved ones.

Classics Update

Some classic films our members are discussing this week:

Sean Axmaker reviews Divided Heaven and Mystery Train at seanax.com

Glenn Erickson reviews All Fall Down, In the Mood, A Star Is Born, and Word Is Out at DVD Savant

Marilyn Ferdinand reviews She’s Gotta Have It at Ferdy on Films

Phil Hall reviews The Alamo at FilmSnobbery.com and China: The Roots of Evil at Film Threat

Roderick Heath reviews Barbarella and The Crusades at This Island Rod and The Trojan Women at Ferdy on Films

Rob Humanick reviews the films of Pierre Clémenti at The House Next Door

John Puccio reviews Caddyshack at DVDTOWN

Dennis Schwartz reviews Summer Interlude, Summertime, and The Tenant at Ozus’ World Movie Reviews

Cole Smithey reviews Aguirre, the Wrath of God at ColeSmithey.com

Matthew Sorrento reviews Metropolis at Bright Lights Film Journal

TV Update

Some TV shows our members are discussing this week:

Sean Axmaker reviews Tales of the Gold Monkey: The Complete Series at seanax.com

Mike McGranaghan reviews Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete Seventh Season at The Aisle Seat

James Plath reviews Best of Europe: Beautiful Greece, Leave It to Beaver: The Complete Series, and Tales of the Gold Monkey: The Complete Series at DVD Town

International Update

Some films our members outside the U.S. are discussing this week:

Anton Bitel reviews Kicks for Film4

Rich Cline reviews 4.3.2.1, The Girl on the Train, Kicks, The Killer Inside Me, and Videocracy at Shadows on the Wall

Pablo Villaça reviews The Ghost Writer, I Love You, Phillip Morris, Prince of Persia, and Robin Hood at Cinema em Cena

Festivals Update

Some film festivals our members are discussing this week:

Sean Axmaker covers the Seattle International Film Festival and offers a guide to SIFF coverage (updated weekly) at Parallax View

Sarah Boslaugh covers the Seattle International Film Festival (links to previous coverage below article)

Bill Chambers covers the Worldwide Short Film Festival

Outside the Mainstream Update

Some “outside the mainstream” films our members are discussing this week:

Sean Axmaker reviews Shinjuku Incident at seanax.com

Michael Dequina reviews Legacy at TheMovieReport.com

Dan Lybarger interviews Best Worst Movie director Michael Paul Stephenson at Open Salon

Ferdy on Films Helps Fund Film Preservation

Among the 75 silent films recently uncovered in the New Zealand Film Archive vault are two movies whose restorations are being funded with the support of Ferdy on Films, the blog of OFCS members Marilyn Ferdinand and Roderick Heath.

Earlier this year, Ferdy on Films ran For the Love of Film, a blogathon fundraiser for the National Film Preservation Foundation. Their efforts were successful enough to help fund the restoration of the 1910 one-reeler The Sergeant (Ferdinand calls it “one of the earliest surviving narratives shot on location in Yosemite Valley”) and the 1912 western The Better Man. You can read more about the films – and the blogathon’s role in the ongoing preservation efforts – at Ferdy on Film’s report.

The OFCS congratulates Ferdy on Films and their supporters on helping rescue these long-lost films.

Classics Update

Some classic films our members are discussing this week:

Sean Axmaker reviews the Bob Hope comedies Thanks for the Memory, The Cat and the Canary, The Ghost Breakers, and Nothing But the Truth at seanax.com and The Dead at the Turner Classic Movies

Michael E. Grost reviews the Films of Louis Feuillade at Classic Film and Television

Rob Gonsalves reviews Django at eFilmCritic

A.J. Hakari reviews Vampire Hunter D at Passport Cinema

Phil Hall reviews Caddyshack at FilmSnobbery.com and Till the Clouds Roll By at Film Threat

Roderick Heath reviews Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! and Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors at Ferdy on Films and Algiers and All The Brothers Were Valiant at This Island Rod

James Plath reviews Elvis: 75th Birthday Collection at DVD Town

John J. Puccio reviews Caddyshack at DVDTOWN

Dennis Schwartz reviews Downhill Racer, Knife in the Head, and Special Effects at Ozus’ World Movie Reviews

Cole Smithey reviews Do the Right Thing at ColeSmithey.com

TV Update

Some TV shows our members are watching this week:

Sean Axmaker reviews Drop Dead Diva, The Eastwood Factor, Foyle’s War: Set 6, and Life at seanax.com

David Cornelius reviews Doctor Who: The Hungry Earth and Doctor Who: Cold Blood at Popcornworld

Michael Dequina reviews Luther at TheMovieReport.com

David Johnson reviews the 24 series finale and discusses a 24 “post-mortem” at TV Verdict

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