The Grab Bag

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

Best of Lists

Angelina Jolie’s best movies

Marcio Sallem @ Em Cartaz [Portuguese]

Clint Eastwood’s 5 best movies

Marcio Sallem @ Em Cartaz [Portuguese]

Interviews

Clive Owen interview

R. Kurt Osenlund @ Details.com

Godfather of Gore Herschell Gordon Lewis: ‘Blood Feast’ to Zombificador’

Jim Dixon @ Examiner.com

  • Excerpt: In later movies we were buying stage blood by the gallon. ‘Oh, this is a two gallon picture, that one we better get three gallons for.’

Hadas Yaron on Taking Control of Her Destiny With “Fill the Void”

Stephen Saito @ The Moveable Fest

  • Excerpt: The actress talks about her much-celebrated performance as a young Hasidic woman faced with an impossible decision in the Israeli drama and how she snagged the part, leaving behind stints in the Israeli army and as a coffee shop waitress.

James Marsh on the High-Wire Act of Making “Shadow Dancer”

Stephen Saito @ The Moveable Fest

  • Excerpt: The filmmaker behind such docs as “Man on Wire” and “Project Nim” talks about how his nonfiction work informs his narrative films, including his latest, a thriller starring Clive Owen and Andrea Riseborough at the height of the Troubles in Ireland.

Jordan Vogt-Roberts of “The Kings of Summer”

Nell Minow @ The Movie Mom

  • Excerpt: We did some ridiculously funny things but to ideally always have it be informing the character and the story and the moment.

Kieran Darcy-Smith and Felicity Price on Planning a Vacation From Hell in “Wish You Were Here”

Stephen Saito @ The Moveable Fest

  • Excerpt: The real-life couple explores marriage under the guise of a noirish mystery about a trip gone bad in Cambodia and live to talk about it.

Preview: Paul Von Stoetzel’s A Method

Mike Everleth @ Underground Film Journal

  • Excerpt: Paul Von Stoetzel is directing his first ever feature-length fictional narrative, called A Method, and has given the Underground Film Journal a brief interview about the film.

Festivals

QFest 2013: I Am Divine

Andrew Wyatt @ Look / Listen (St. Louis Magazine)

  • Excerpt: Jeffrey Schwarz’ documentary biopic of international drag sensation Divine is straightforward hagiography, but nonetheless wry and touching.

Tributes

Bruce Dern: Breaking from the Pack

Glenn Lovell @ CinemaDope.com

  • Excerpt: Veteran actor finds his second wind to win at Cannes.

Oscar Coverage

Oscar Preview: Weekend of May 31-Jun. 2, 2013

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: We blow the Oscar chances of “After Earth” off the face of it.

Other Articles

54 Escalones

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Spanish Short Film Review

The Cosmonaut

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Spanish Independant Feature Film

Ela por Ela

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria

  • Excerpt: Portuguese Film Made for Television

El Importante Desayuno de los García

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Spanish Short Film Review

Michelle Pfeiffer And Robert De Niro Star In The Mafia Comedy ‘The Family’ [See Images And Trailer]

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

Oh Johny

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Portuguese Documentary Short Film Review

Patrick Wilson And Rose Byrne Are Haunted Once More In “Insidious: Chapter 2” (Trailer)

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

Remember Me and Breaking Bad among new releases

Phil Villarreal @ COEDMagazine.com

Star Trek, the original hexalogy

Marcio Sallem @ Em Cartaz [Portuguese]

Tolerantia

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Bosnia and Herzegovina Short Film Review

Trilho

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria

  • Excerpt: Independant Portuguese Feature

Videoclub

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria

  • Excerpt: Spanish Short Film Review

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