The Grab Bag

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

Best of Lists

Best Performances of 2013 So Far

R. Kurt Osenlund @ Slant Magazine

Interviews

Adam Bhala Lough Finds His “Motivation”

Stephen Saito @ The Moveable Fest

  • Excerpt: One of youth culture’s preeminent chroniclers turns his attention to skateboarding’s biggest competition in a thrilling new film.

Sebastián Cordero on Taking Sci-Fi Seriously with “Europa Report”

Stephen Saito @ The Moveable Fest

  • Excerpt: The Ecuadorian filmmaker behind such thrillers as “Cronicas” and “Rabia” heads to outer space for his latest and talks about the intensive process that made it soar.

“The Spectacular Now” Director James Ponsoldt Talks the Democracy of Sundance, Getting Personal, Theatrical Edits & More

Danny King @ The Film Stage

Tributes

Cory Monteith

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan

Oscar Coverage

Oscar Preview: Weekend of Jul. 26-28, 2013

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Looking at the Oscar chances of “Blue Jasmine”

Other Articles

1900

Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com

  • Excerpt: A majestic political and artistic triumph, and one of the finest films of all time, “1900” (made in 1976) is Bernardo Bertolucci’s crowning achievement and the benchmark of collectivist socio-political cinema.

2 Guns images

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

Abdução

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Portuguese Short Film Review

American Hustle trailer

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

Autopsicografia

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Portuguese Short Film Review

Banda Desenhada

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Portuguese Short Film Review

The Best Years of Our Lives

Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com

  • Excerpt: The underlying satirical nature of William Wyler’s post-war paean to American soldiers returning home from World War II lurks throughout this beloved drama.

Cena Doze

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Portuguese Short Film Review

Come and See

Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com

  • Excerpt: One of the most emotionally challenging and brilliant films of all time, Stalingrad-born Elem Klimov’s “Come and See” (1985) is an exemplar of late Soviet cinema that sets the standard for antiwar films with its undiluted expression of cinematic poetry in the service of an unbearably brutal anti-war narrative about 628 Belarusian villages burnt to the ground along with their inhabitants by German occupation forces during World War II.

Exorsister

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Dutch Short Film Review

Fist of Jesus

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Spanish Short Film Review

Hollywood or Bust!

Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

  • Excerpt: Author Susan Marg talks about her award-winning book “Hollywood or Bust: Movie Stars Dish on Following Their Dreams, Making It Big and Surviving in Tinseltown.”

Honesta Arruaça

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Portuguese Short Film Review

Kick-Ass 2 images

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

Moment of Clarity

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

O Ontem que a Dor Deixou

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Portuguese Short Film Review

Tons de Cumplicidade

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Portuguese Short Film Review

UHF Canal Maldito – 35 Anos

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Portuguese Documentary Review

What Makes a Feminist Film?

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

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