OFCS members don’t just write film reviews. Here are several articles you might find interesting.
Best of Lists
The 10 Worst Films of 2013
2013 in Review: The Best Canadian Films of the Year
- Excerpt: ‘Gabrielle’ leads the Top Ten Canadian films of 2013.
2013 in Review: The Worst Films of the Year
- Excerpt: This year’s wall of shame includes Stephen Frears, Heather Graham, and not one but TWO Ryan Gosling and Bruce Willis films!
8 Films You Need to See Before the Year Is Over
8 Great Performances in Not So Great Movies this Year
Best of 2013: The 12 Best Films of the Year
Cinema In Noir’s Best Films Of 2013
The Top 10 Films of 2013
Asghar Farhadi on “The Past”
Jose Solis @ PopMatters
Joanna Scanlan on “The Invisible Woman”
Festivals: General Coverage
StLIFF 2013: 7 Boxes
- Excerpt: The occasional weirdness of 7 Boxes tends to enhance rather than detract from the film’s aura of uncanny menace.
TIFF’s Spirited Away: The Films of Studio Ghibli: Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
- Excerpt: Despite the bleakness of the desolate wastelands of Nausicaa, Miyazaki still harbors a tumultuous love affair with humanity and its unwitting sins as he shows our capacity for thoughtfulness, but that thoughtful virtuousness is at constant odds with the desperate actions forged from our innermost fears.
Festivals: Individual Reviews
Empire of Dirt
Stormy waves: the London Korean Film Festival 2013
Stranger By the Lake
Tiago Ramos @ Split Screen [Portuguese]
- Excerpt: Her air of elegance and mystery, perpetuated by her frequently cocked left eyebrow and a sly half-smile, belied a feisty dame that could deliver sharp barbs wrapped in pillowy-soft compliments that preserved an immeasurable amount of class.
Oscar Preview: Precursor Winners & Losers, Week 3
- Excerpt: A look at the winners and losers from the third week of Precursor Season.
Oscar Preview: Weekend of Dec. 13-15, 2013
- Excerpt: Looking at the Oscar chances for “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”, “American Hustle” and “Saving Mr. Banks”
Omnibus: Gene Kelly – Dancing, A Man’s Game
La Bête humaine: Unquiet Desperation
A Christmas Story Anniversary
- Excerpt: This fun podcast celebrates the 30th Anniversary of “A Christmas Story.”
Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]
- Excerpt: Spanish Short Film Review
Exit Lines: Great Performances
- Excerpt: Looking at the great actors currently onstage in New York, including Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart.
The Law and the Jungle: Law Enforcement in the Films of John Huston
The Morning After: Dec. 16, 2013
- Excerpt: Short reviews of “Berberian Sound Studio”, “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” and “Inside Llewyn Davis”
Peter O’Toole Remembered
Video Valhallas: Scarecrow Video – The Home Video Palace at the End of the Yellow Brick Road
- Excerpt: It’s been called the greatest video store in the country.
World Exchange Cinema Update: Bad News
- Excerpt: Is downtown Ottawa set to lose its remaining multiscreen cinema?