The Grab Bag (Apr. 7, 2015)

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

Best of Lists

Famous Pranksters in History

Robert Cashill @ Biography.com

  • Excerpt: …including Alfred Hitchcock.

Unfinished Roles of Late Great Actors

Ross Miller @ Scotcampus

  • Excerpt: In honour of Fast & Furious 7’s release and Paul Walker’s memory, I take a look at some of the most famous examples of late great actors and the unfinished roles they left behind.

Interviews

Bella Thorne – The Duff

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Cliff Curtis – The Dark Horse

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Noah Baumbach – While We’re Young

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Olga Kurylenko – The Water Diviner

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Russell Crowe – The Water Diviner

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Festivals: General Coverage

Human Capital

Marty Mapes @ Movie Habit

  • Excerpt: Italian film weaves three lives from different social strata into a complex whole

Festivals: Individual Reviews

TCM Classic Film Festival – Day Three

Kristen Lopez @ Journeys in Classic Film

Awards Coverage

Oscar Preview: Weekend of Mar. 27-29, 2015

Wesley Lovell @ CinemaSight

  • Excerpt: A look at the Oscar chances for “Home”

Television

Streaming Review: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Kimberly Gadette @ doddle

  • Excerpt: They say “Unbreakable,” I say “Unbearable.” And yes, please, let’s call the whole thing off.

Essays

Destroy All Monsters: Death And The Superhero

Matt Brown @ TwitchFilm

A Giallo-Film Virgin’s First Time

Mike McGranaghan @ Daily Grindhouse

‘Gravity’ Blu-ray Audio Comparison: 5.1 vs. Dolby Atmos

M. Enois Duarte @ High-Def Digest.com

  • Excerpt: Whereas effects tend to be localized in the 5.1 [Blu-ray soundtrack], atmospherics seem unbounded and ubiquitous in this new object-based sound format as objects move within a realistic and broad space. ‘Gravity’ in Dolby Atmos has become my new go-to demo disc.

Reviews of Short Films

The Big Battle Theory

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Spanish Short Film Review

Chueca

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Spanish Short Film Review

Coro dos Amantes

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Portuguese Short Film Review

Cucaracha

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Spanish Short Film Review

Jantar de Mafiosos

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Portuguese Short Film Review

Vagabond

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Danish Animated Short Film Review

¿ Vamos a Follar?

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Spanish Short Film Review

Other Articles

No Biz Like Show Biz

Betty Jo Tucker @ Memosaic

  • Excerpt: Book review of “My Hi-De-Hi Life” by Peter Keogh

The Worst 15 Hollywood Movies Shot in Prague

Jason Pirodsky @ Expats.cz

  • Excerpt: There have been a lot of Prague-shot mediocrities over the past 25 years, but these are the worst.

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