The Grab Bag

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

Best of Lists

5 Anti-Valentine’s Day Movies for that Hallmark-Induced Hangover

Dustin Freeley @ Movies About Gladiators.com

‘Cinema in Noir’ Lists the Best On-Screen Couples

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

Fringe’s Finest Hours: Brent’s Favorite Episodes of Fox’s Sci-Fi Procedural

Brent McKnight @ Giant Freakin’ Robot

Neutering the Male Character and the Problem with Too Many Romantic Movies Today

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

Top 10 Break-Up Scenes In Black Movies [VIDEO]

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

The Top 10 Oscar ‘sure things’

Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix

Interviews

Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl of “Beautiful Creatures”

Nell Minow @ The Movie Mom

Ray Winstone (The Sweeney)

Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix

Oscar Coverage

Adam and Dog

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Fresh Guacamole

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

The Longest Daycare

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

My fearless predictions for the 85th Annual Academy Awards

Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema

  • Excerpt: Well, here they are . . . in every category!

Oscar Preview: Precursor Winners & Losers, Week 11

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Looking at the winners and losers from Precursor Week 11

Paperman

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

The Rundown 2012: Actor

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Cinema Sight’s predictions for Best Actor

The Rundown 2012: Actress

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Cinema Sight’s predictions for Best Actress

The Rundown 2012: Documentary Feature / Documentary Short

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Cinema Sight’s predictions for Best Documentary Feature and Documentary Short Subject

The Rundown 2012: Editing / Cinematography

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Cinema Sight’s predictions for Best Editing and Cinematography

The Rundown 2012: Sound Mixing / Sound Editing

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Cinema Sight’s predictions for Best Sound Mixing and Sound Editing

Other Articles

‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ Annihilates All Competition at Last Night’s Black Reel Awards

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

Ben Affleck and ‘argo are Major Winners at the BAFTAs

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

Feb. 12 Blu-ray/DVD releases

Phil Villarreal @ Becauseitoldyouso.com

Linhas de Wellington

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

Lux Award Recipient

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Female Personality o the Year elected by Lux Magazine readers.

Ouija

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Brazilian Short-Film Review

A Pryor Engagement at BAM Is a Welcome Reminder of the Film Work of an Influential Comic Genius

Christopher Bourne @ Twitch

  • Excerpt: Pryor’s politically astute and personally confessional humor, mining his painful struggles with drug addiction and complicated relationships with women, found expression in classic comedy albums as well as films with varying degrees of quality. BAM’s series includes some of the more notable entries of Pryor’s vast filmography (40 films), all in 35 millimeter, and all well worth catching on the big screen.

Remakes: películas remedio, remedos de historias

Samuel Castro @ Ochoymedio.info [Spanish]

  • Excerpt: Con tantos remakes en producción o casi listos para estrenarse, es bueno que reflexionemos sobre su utilidad en la industria del cine

Richard Pryor’s Most Fascinating Movie Is a 13-Minute YouTube Video

Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire

  • Excerpt: The most riveting footage ever captured of the comedian was shot on the set of Stir Crazy, his biggest box-office hit. But it was nothing that made into that film, a formulaic buddy movie; indeed, it is doubtful that the film was seen anywhere except on the Internet, all these years later.

A Romance with Movies

Betty Jo Tucker @ Movie Addict Headquarters

  • Excerpt: Filmmaker Misha Zubarev and publisher Denise Cassino discuss romantic films included in “It Had To Be Us.”

Ronan’s Escape

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Short Film Review

El Topo

Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com

  • Excerpt: Alejandro Jodorowsky’s 1970 avant-garde showpiece of transgressive cinema revolutionized the commercial landscape of what was possible for an “art film” to achieve.

YA Hearts Keep Beating for Paranormal Romance

Kimberly Gadette @ Womens eNews

  • Excerpt: The “Twilight” series has passed into eternal midnight, but the Valentine’s Day opening of “Beautiful Creatures” births a new afterlife in paranormal YA romance. Yet, this is no Valentine if anemic teen movies leave you dying for something better.

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