The Grab Bag

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

Best of Lists

The 10 things we want in J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars

Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix

2012 Year in Reviews, Part 1

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: The first of three articles on the best and worst of 2012. Part 1 covers the worst films of the year and the most disappointing

2012 Year in Reviews, Part 2

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: The second of three articles on the best and worst of 2012. Part 2 covers the best and worst performances and technical achievements.

2012 Year in Reviews, Part 3

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: The third of three articles on the best and worst of 2012. Part 3 covers those films that were better than expected, the honorable mentions and the ten best of the year.

Interviews

Damien Echols and Lorri Davis on “West of Memphis”

Frank Swietek @ One Guy’s Opinion

Isaac Marion

Oktay Ege Kozak @ Oregon Herald

  • Excerpt: This is my interview with Isaac Marion, who wrote the novel Warm Bodies, which was adapted into a movie starring Nicholas Hoult and John Malkovich, in theaters February 1st.

Jennifer and Sylvia Soska Unexpurgated

Anton Bitel @ RantBit

Nathalie Saint-Pierre for Catimini

Mathieu Li-Goyette @ Pano

Nicholas Hoult and Teresa Palmer on ‘Warm Bodies’

Frank Swietek @ One Guy’s Opinion

Peggy Cummins on “Gun Crazy”

Marilyn Ferdinand @ Fandor Keyframe

  • Excerpt: British-Irish actress Peggy Cummins and the iconic film noir “Gun Crazy” go together like “guns and ammunition.” In a phone interview from her home in London, Miss Cummins said that she “never had as good a role for me to act in than Gun Crazy.”

Festivals

CinEuphoria Awards 2013: winners

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: All the winners of the CinEuphoria Blog Awards 2013 listed.

CinEuphoria Awards: International Competiton 2013 nominees

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Nominees for the CinEuphoria Blog Awards related to all the films that opened or were present in Film Festivals in Portugal in 2012.

CinEuphoria Awards: National Competition 2013 nominees

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Nominees for the CinEuphoria Blog Awards related to all Portuguese films that opened or were present in Film Festivals in Portugal in 2012.

Tributes

The Thematics and Styles of Studio Ghibli

Mathieu Li-Goyette @ Panorama-cinéma [French]

Oscar Coverage

7 New Images from the Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy Comedy ‘Identity Thief’

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

First Trailer for Ethan and Joel Coen’s ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

Oscar Preview: Precursor Winners & Losers, Week 9

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Looking at the winners and losers of Oscar Season’s 9th week

A Recap of the Sundance Film Festival on Today’s ‘Cinema in Noir’

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

The SAG Awards Spread Love; ‘Argo’ Comes Out On Top

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

Watch Last Night’s Sundance Film Festival Awards Ceremony

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

Other Articles

2013 Spring Preview: February

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: A brief look at the films opening in February 2013.

Capsule Reviews: Entry #3

Danny King @ The King Bulletin

Jan. 29 Blu-ray/DVD releases

Phil Villarreal @ Becauseitoldyouso.com

Laserblast: What’s Wrong with Redbox?

Steve Biodrowski @ Cinefantastique Online

  • Excerpt: Redbox is convenient and affordable, but its limited selection makes it less than ideal for those interested in a wider range of films.

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