The Grab Bag

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

Interviews

David M. Rosenthal Hits the Mark With “A Single Shot”

Stephen Saito @ The Moveable Fest

  • Excerpt: The director of the West Virginia-set neo-noir on taking a turn towards darker material with Sam Rockwell and what the two are already working on next.

Ian Ziering (Sharknado)

Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix

Joe Begos, Josh Ethier and Graham Skipper’s Superhuman Effort Pays Off With “Almost Human”

Stephen Saito @ The Moveable Fest

  • Excerpt: From Fantastic Fest, the filmmakers behind the scrappy sci-fi slasher flick talk about getting the perfect reaction shot, running naked in the woods and their emotional premiere.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Talks Love, Porn, and His Directorial Debut ‘Don Jon

Travis Hopson @ Punch Drunk Critics

Logan Huffman, Zeke and Simon Hawkins on Making Themselves at Home in “We Gotta Get Out of This Place”

Stephen Saito @ The Moveable Fest

  • Excerpt: From Fantastic Fest, the fraternal director duo and star talk about making their Southern-fried potboiler extra crispy.

Tough times for Sentimentalists

Joseph Proimakis @ Popaganda.gr [Greek]

  • Excerpt: Dimitris Lalos and Iliana Mavromati are two ends of two love stories threaded in Nikos Triandafyllidis’ noir comedy

Festivals

Fantastic Fest, Day One Report

Josh Spiegel @ Sound on Sight

Fantastic Fest, Day Two Report

Josh Spiegel @ Sound on Sight

Fantastic Fest, Day Three Report

Josh Spiegel @ Sound on Sight

Fantastic Fest, Day Four Report

Josh Spiegel @ Sound on Sight

Festival Coverage – Toronto 2013: First Dispatch

Kenji Fujishima @ In Review Online

Festival Coverage – Toronto 2013: Second Dispatch

Kenji Fujishima @ In Review Online

Festival Coverage – Toronto 2013: Fourth Dispatch

Kenji Fujishima @ In Review Online

Festival Coverage – Toronto 2013: Fifth Dispatch

Kenji Fujishima @ In Review Online

Festival Coverage – Toronto 2013: Final Dispatch

Kenji Fujishima @ In Review Online

From the Earth to the Moon inspires first Greek animated feature

Joseph Proimakis @ Cineuropa.org

  • Excerpt: Angelos Spartalis uses collage and shadow theatre techniques to bring Jules Verne’s classic to screens in its first-ever animated version.

The Limousine proves a fitting vehicle for Panayotopoulos

Joseph Proimakis @ Cineuropa.org

  • Excerpt: One of the country’s most prolific directors rides The Limousine back to his student days in his most uplifting film in years.

OIAF 2013: Wrap-up and ‘Best of the Fest’

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: My picks for the best films at this year’s Ottawa International Animation Festival

OIAF: Canadian Spectrum

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: Review of Canadian shorts films at the Ottawa International Animation Festival

OIAF: Short Competition 1

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: Review of short films in competition at the Ottawa International Animation Festival

OIAF: Short Competition 2

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: Review of short films in competition at the Ottawa International Animation Festival

OIAF: Short Competition 3

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: Review of short films in competition at the Ottawa International Animation Festival

OIAF: Short Competition 4

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: Review of short films in competition at the Ottawa International Animation Festival

OIAF: Short Competition 5

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: Review of short films in competition at the Ottawa International Animation Festival

Toronto International Film Festival

Kent Turner @ Film-Forward.com

The Tree and the Swing opens Athens Fest’s Greek programme

Joseph Proimakis @ Cineuropa.org

  • Excerpt: Maria Douza’s Greco-Serbian homecoming drama packed the theatre for its European premiere, after its Montreal world debut.

A Tribute to Les Blank: Southern Culture, Food, and People

Jamie S. Rich @ Oregon Live

  • Excerpt: Blank loved unique personalities who were passionate about food and art.

Tributes

James Bond’s 50th Anniversary

Bob Cashill @ WCCO Minneapolis

  • Excerpt: (I just found this online, archived. I do a weekly film segment for the radio station.)

Stephen King: Long live the King

Joseph Proimakis @ Popaganda.gr [Greek]

  • Excerpt: Stephen King celebrated his 66th birthday and already has his 56th novel ready to celebrate 40 years in publishing. How does he do it?

Oscar Coverage

Oscar Preview: Weekend of Sep. 20-22, 2013

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: A look at the Oscar potential for “Prisoners” and “Rush”

Other Articles

5 Best and Worst Secondary Bond Girls

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan

  • Excerpt: The main difference between Primary and Secondary Bond Girls is that the Primary is the one that 007 ends up with before the closing credits, while the Secondary usually (but not always) does not live to ‘die another day’.

Aaron Paul Finds Shakespeare in Race Car Driving: Watch the New Trailer for Need for Speed

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

Adonis Lykouresis named head of Greek Film Centre

Joseph Proimakis @ Cineuropa.org

  • Excerpt: The award-winning director is joined by new board members Phoebe Angelopoulou (widow of late Theo Angelopoulos) and writer Petros Markaris.

Auguste

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Portuguese Short Film Review

La Cage Dorée

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

Criticwatch – A Summer of Mediocre Movies & Worse Hyperbole

Erik Childress @ eFilmCritic

Destroy All Monsters: A Fine Madness

Matt Brown @ Twitch

Destroy All Monsters: Mega-Franchises And The Death Of The Producer, Starring Jerry Bruckheimer

Matt Brown @ Twitch

The Failure of the MPAA’s “Check the Box” Campaign

Mike McGranaghan @ Film Racket

Greek Film Center president Papalios resigns

Joseph Proimakis @ Cineuropa.org

  • Excerpt: Yorgos Papalios ended his seven-year reign over the state’s main funding mechanism by resigning, citing personal reasons

Hellenic Film Academy heads take stabs at Culture Ministry

Joseph Proimakis @ Cineuropa.org

  • Excerpt: Former and present HFA presidents put blame on Culture Ministry for Greek Film Center president’s resignation and the institute’s standstill

Kevin Hart and Regina Hall Star In The Remake Of The 1986 Romcom, About Last Night [Trailer]

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

The Lone Ranger Vs. Critics

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan

  • Excerpt: I am going to take a different approach to my fellow critics who may be outraged that we are being held to blame for The Lone Ranger flopping at the box office. I think we should take it as a badge of honor…

The Morning After: Sep. 23, 2013

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Quick reviews of “The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts,” “Little Fugitive,” “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” and “The Family”

New releases Sept. 23

Phil Villarreal @ coed.com.com

The Old Friends

Bob Cashill @ Popdose.com

  • Excerpt: Review of Horton Foote’s last play, now Off Broadway.

Poesia de Segunda Categoria

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Portuguese Short Film Review

Zigurate

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Brazilian Short Film Review

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