The Grab Bag

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

Interviews

Carrie Star Chloe Grace Moretz

Billy Donnelly @ This Is Infamous

Festivals

12 Years a Slave

Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire

  • Excerpt: Movies can do a great many things — they can make us laugh, or incite our heroism, or frighten us, or make us cry. 12 Years a Slave makes us feel, deeply and urgently.

Day-by-day guide to the 2013 Chicago International Film Festival

Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy

Objects of Desire – The Cinema of Claire Denis: NO FEAR, NO DIE (1990)

Matthew Blevins @ Nextprojection.com

Special Episode – The 51st New York Film Festival #3 (Tony Dayoub)

Tony Dayoub @ The Cinephiliacs

Oscar Coverage

Oscar Preview: Weekend of Oct. 11-13, 2013

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Looking at the Oscar potential for “Captain Phillips”

Oscar Projections, 10/11/2013

Jason McKiernan @ Next Projection

  • Excerpt: First set of Oscar projections for this season.

To Agori Troei Fagito tou Pouliou

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Boy Eating the Bird’s Food – Greece submission to Foreign Language Film at the Oscars

Other Articles

Bob Cashill Movie Review

Bob Cashill @ WCCO.com

  • Excerpt: On air chat with host John Hines about the current cinema. (Note, they will correct my name from “Bill.”)

Bob Cashill Movie Review

Bob Cashill @ WCCO.com

  • Excerpt: On air chat with host John Hines about the current cinema. (They have me down as “Bill” but they’re changing that.)

Chiller Thrillers

Betty Jo Tucker @ Movie Addict Headquarters

  • Excerpt: A podcast with film critic A.J. Hakari discussing horror movies set in snowy locations.

Criticwatch – Shawn Edwards: Professional Bullshitter

Erik Childress @ eFilmCritic

Destroy All Monsters: The Gravity of the Real

Matt Brown @ Twitch

Does It Actually Matter How “True” Our “True Story” Movies Are?

Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire

  • Excerpt: You see, it’s prestige movie season, and since “true stories” are such proven awards bait, we’re going to have to hear a whole lotta nattering about the details and inaccuracies in all of them. It’s as much a yearly ritual as the Oscar derby itself, and nearly as ridiculous, because such nitpicking has next to nothing to do with the value of the films themselves.

Female Heroines And Male Catalysts in Film

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

Fontelonga

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Portuguese Documentary Short Film Review

Lágrimas de um Palhaço

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Phortuguese Animated Short Film Review and one of the first Animated Short Films to be nominated to the Sophia Awards, the Portuguese Film Academy Awards.

The Lecture

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Portuguese Short Film Review

Luminita

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Portuguese-Romanian Short Film Review

The Morning After: Oct. 14, 2013

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Quick reviews of “Out in the Dark,” “Rush” and “His Girl Friday”

New releases Oct. 15

Phil Villarreal @ COED.com

O Dia Mais Feliz da Tua Vida

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Portuguese Short Film Review

Les Paysages

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Portuguese Short Film Review

Pop Meets the Void: A Portrait of the Artist in the Digital Age

Dustin Freeley @ MoviesAboutGladiators.com

Rhoma Acans

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Portuguese Short Documentary Review

The untold story of slavery? Why ’12 Years a Slave’ is essential

Steven Greydanus @ Catholic Digest

  • Excerpt: I can’t believe I never realized it until now, but I can’t think of another fact-based motion picture about the slave experience in America—that is, a movie about slavery in the United States told from the point of view of actual, historical slaves.

Watch The New York Comic Con Fan Footage Of “Sleepy Hollow”

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

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