The Grab Bag

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

Best of Lists

The 10 worst date scenes

Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix

Interviews

Eduardo Sacheri: del Hay Festival al Blogumental

Samuel Castro @ Ochoymedio.info [Spanish]

  • Excerpt: Una charla sobre cine, adaptaciones y literatura, con el escritor y coguionista de El secreto de sus ojos

Nikolaj Arcel on Getting Entangled in the Oscar-Nominated “Royal Affair”

Stephen Saito @ The Moveable Fest

  • Excerpt: On heels of adapting “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” for the big screen, the writer/director mines the palace intrigue of a sordid chapter of Danish history for a riveting retelling.

Tommy Wirkola (Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters)

Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix

Festivals

Cinema Bloggers Awards 2013: nominees

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

Oscar Coverage

My Alternative Oscar Choices for 1949

Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema

My Alternative Oscar Choices for 1981

Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema

My Alternative Oscar Choices for 2011

Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema

Oscar Preview: Precursor Winners & Losers, Week 10

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Looking at the precursor winners & losers from Oscar week 10.

Oscar Preview: Weekend of Feb. 1-3, 2013

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Looking at the Oscar chances of Warm Bodies and Koch.

Projection: Oscar – a Precursor Rant Before the Predictions

Jason McKiernan @ Next Projection

  • Excerpt: There isn’t a single dominant force this year. There isn’t even a split between two dominant forces. There are at least three, and maybe even four, movies in serious contention.

Projection: Oscar – Best Actor

Jason McKiernan @ Next Projection

  • Excerpt: Every year there is at least one acting contender who becomes a season-spanning juggernaut, from the moment the performance hits the screen to the moment the actor or actress walks off the stage, Oscar in hand. This year, it appears that juggernaut is Day-Lewis’ sight-unseen interpretation of the most revered president in American history.

Projection: Oscar – Best Actress

Jason McKiernan @ Next Projection

  • Excerpt: Every year the discussion continues, rightfully: there is a scarcity of strong, significant, central film roles for women. Slow evolutions aside, it’s still a man’s industry, and the most dynamic roles are often written by and for men. Vicious cycle, so firmly entrenched and well-funded that it’s hard to break.

Projection: Oscar – Final Nomination Predictions, 1/9/2013

Jason McKiernan @ Next Projection

  • Excerpt: One thing that must be reinforced: what a wide-open year it is.

Projection: Oscar – Nominations Reaction Part 1: Mis-Direction

Jason McKiernan @ Next Projection

  • Excerpt: No DGA shortlist in recent memory has only matched two out of the five Oscar nominees for Best Director. But welcome to the 2012 Oscar season, packed with so many agreeable films and very few true masterpieces, where everyone has their own opinions, but very few of those opinions ultimately match up.

Projection: Oscar – Nominations Reaction Part 2: Surprises and Other Standard Ramblings

Jason McKiernan @ Next Projection

  • Excerpt: Aside from the seismic stunners in the Best Director category, there were certainly other, less radioactive snubs and surprises.

Projection: Oscar – Predictions, 12/20/2012

Jason McKiernan @ Next Projection

  • Excerpt: As the full scope of the race settles, each category has begun to shift.

Reviews of Oscars’ nominees Best Foreign Film 2013

Tiago Ramos @ Split Screen [Portuguese]

The Rundown 2012: Animated Feature

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Cinema Sight’s predictions for Best Animated Feature

The Rundown 2012: Animated Short Film / Live-Action Short Film

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Cinema Sight’s predictions for Best Animated Short Film and Live-Action Short Film

The Rundown 2012: Director

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Cinema Sight’s predictions for Best Director

The Rundown 2012: Foreign Language Film

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Cinema Sight’s predictions for Best Foreign Language Film

The Rundown 2012: Makeup / Visual Effects

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Cinema Sight’s predictions for Best Makeup and Visual Effects

The Rundown 2012: Original Score / Origianl Song

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Cinema Sight’s predictions for Best Original Score and Original Song

The Rundown 2012: Supporting Actor

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Cinema Sight’s predictions for Best Supporting Actor

The Rundown 2012: Supporting Actress

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Cinema Sight’s predictions for Best Supporting Actress

Other Articles

A Tua Última Morada

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Portuguese Short Film Review

Elizabeth Banks Causes Major Traffic Jam in Los Angeles (With Her New Movie)

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

Exit Lines: ScarJo on a Hot Tin Roof

Bob Cashill @ Popdose.com

  • Excerpt: Is Johansson’s Maggie the Cat all that? And a review of Martin McDonagh’s Seven Psychopaths on Blu-ray.

Feb. 5 Blu-ray/DVD releases

Phil Villarreal @ Becauseitoldyouso.com

Film Cicle on the Economical Crisis

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: A film cicle concerning the 20th and 21st Century Economical Crisis

Hugh Jackman Celebration

Betty Jo Tucker @ Movie Addict Headquarters

  • Excerpt: A discussion of Hugh Jackman’s best film performances, his Oscar nomination and his upcoming movies.

O Milagre

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Short Film

O Segredo do Vale dos Pirilampos

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Portuguese Short Film Review

‘Red Tails’ Wins Best Picture at Last Night’s NAACP Image Awards (Yes, You Read that Right)

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

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