the OFCS welcomes new member John McCarthy

The OFCS is delighted to announce that John McCarthy has been granted membership in the organization. McCarthy’s reviews appear at Boxoffice, ReelTalk, Catholic Digest, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and and Mini Movie Reviews.

McCarthy says:

I have been writing full-time about film, television and media since 1991. I have written for or been on staff at Daily Variety, TV Guide, Saturday Review, The Motion Picture Guide, America, Catholic Digest, The Museum of Television & Radio (Paley Center), The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, and The British Journal of Aesthetics. Since 1999, I have been the editor of Cineman Syndicate, a service that provides newspapers and online outlets with movie and DVD reviews. In addition, I am a regular contributor to Boxoffice, ReelTalk Movie Reviews, Catholic News Service and am the media correspondent for Catholic Digest. I look forward to being an active member of the Society.

The OFCS welcomes McCarthy as a member.

the OFCS welcomes new member Tyler Foster

The OFCS is delighted to announce that Tyler Foster has been granted membership in the organization. Foster’s reviews appear at DVD Talk, Boxoffice, and The Following Preview.

Foster says:

I have been interested in movies since junior high, but it wasn’t until high school that I took a journalism class and decided I liked writing about film. I ended up as the Arts & Entertainment Editor of my high school (Kentwood Invictus) and college papers (Green River Current) for a combined 5 years before my editor at the time told me that I should only cover local material. I moved to the campus radio station The Pulse 1330 and co-hosted a weekly program called Bullet Time for a year before the radio station closed down and I had to leave school for financial reasons. After three or four years away from film writing, I was accepted to the DVDTalk review panel in February (where I write DVD and theatrical reviews) and the staff in August (where I write features, reviews and daily news updates), and I run The Following Preview, where updates are sporadic now that I write for Boxoffice. I often read other critics and wonder if my writing will ever be as good as theirs, but in the meantime, constructive criticism is greatly appreciated.

The OFCS welcomes Foster as a member.

the OFCS welcomes new member Marilyn Ferdinand

The OFCS is delighted to announce that Marilyn Ferdinand has been granted membership in the organization. Ferdinand’s reviews appear at Ferdy on Films, etc. and The Beachwood Reporter.

Ferdinand says:

Along with my blog partner, Roderick Heath, I maintain Ferdy on Films, etc., a film review and commentary blog dedicated to reviewing films from every corner of the globe, from silents to today’s hottest films. My goals as a film critic are to be accurate, engaging, informative, and ecumenical. I like to shine a light on those “offroad” films that may be overlooked, and I increasingly cover film festivals with complete reviews. I hope my membership in OFCS will help me better my knowledge of film history and criticism, expose me to cinema in other countries I might not have access to, and provide collegial support in the development of my skills and site.

The OFCS welcomes Ferdinand as a member.

the OFCS welcomes new member William Goss

The OFCS is delighted to announce that William Goss has been granted membership in the organization. Goss’s reviews appear at eFilmCritic, Cinematical, Orlando Weekly, and Pajiba.

Goss says:

I’m relatively new to this game, having covered film steadily since 2005. I’m a fan of most any genre, or at least I’d like to think so, and, well, since we’re being honest here and all, I must confess to never taking much of a liking to popcorn. I know, weird, right?

I hope that my membership in the OFCS adds credibility to my work, and that it may help me earn both the respect of colleagues and the interest of potential employers alike in this ever-changing industry of ours.

I look forward to being part of this esteemed body.

The OFCS welcomes Goss as a member.

the OFCS welcomes member Nathan Shumate

The OFCS is delighted to announce that Nathan Shumate, a former member, has been granted readmission into the organization. Shumate’s reviews appear at Cold Fusion Video Reviews.

Shumate says:

The subtitle of my site is “Sci-fi, Horror, and General Whoopass.” What I cover falls largely under the heading “genre cinema,” though I don’t always color within those lines. I also lean more toward the seldom-seen and under-reviewed instead of those movies for which you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting a review. I look forward to being a charming gadfly in the OFCS, consistently demolishing the definition of “canon.” And “worthwhile,” for that matter.

The OFCS welcomes Shumate back as a member.

opening in North America 06 November 2009

Click film titles for OFCS member reviews:

Disney’s A Christmas Carol
Precious: Based on the Novel PUSH by Sapphire
The Fourth Kind
The Men Who Stare at Goats
The Box
That Evening Sun
La Danse: The Paris Opera Ballet
You Cannot Start Without Me: Valery Gergiev – Maestro

OFCS 2009 awards schedule and categories

The Online Film Critics Society 2009 awards will operate on the following schedule:

December 23-30, 2009: first round of voting
December 31, 2009: nominees announced
January 2-5, 2010: final voting
January 6, 2010: winners announced

OFCS members will vote in the following categories:

Supporting Actor
Supporting Actress
Original Screenplay
Adapted Screenplay
Animated Feature
Picture Not in the English Language
Original Score

opening in North America 28-30 October 2009

Click film titles for OFCS member reviews:

Michael Jackson’s This Is It
The House of the Devil
Turning Green
Gentlemen Broncos
The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day
Labor Day
How To Seduce Difficult Women

opening in North America 23 October 2009

Click film titles for OFCS member reviews:

The Vampire’s Assistant
Astro Boy
Saw VI
Ong Bak 2
Night and Day
The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
Act of God
Food Beware: The French Organic Revolution

opening in North America 16 October 2009

Click film titles for OFCS member reviews:

Where the Wild Things Are
Law Abiding Citizen
Paranormal Activity
Black Dynamite
The Stepfather
New York, I Love You
The Maid
The Ministers
The Little Traitor
One Fast Move or I’m Gone: Kerouac’s Big Sur
Creating Karma
All the Best

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