The Grab Bag (Dec. 31, 2013)

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

Best of Lists

The 10 Best Films of 2013

Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies

10 Great Overlooked Films from 2013

Travis Hopson @ Punch Drunk Critics

100 Whos, 100 Reviews

Rick Aragon @ Gallifrey Exile

  • Excerpt: The 100 Doctor Who stories reviewed ranked from 1 to 100.

15 Actresses Deserving of Oscars Attention (But Probably Won’t Get It)

Travis Hopson @ Punch Drunk Critics

The 20 Best Movie Posters of 2013

R. Kurt Osenlund @ Slant Magazine

Best of 2013

Daniel Kelly @ Danland

The Eleven Best Doctor Who Stories Reviewed So Far

Rick Aragon @ Gallifrey Exile

  • Excerpt: Sadly, The Unquiet Dead is the only NuWho story to make the list.

The Eleven Worst Doctor Who Stories Reviewed So Far

Rick Aragon @ Gallifrey Exile

  • Excerpt: It’s hard to get any lower than The Doctor, once the figure of strength, courage, and intellectual prowess, jumping up and down screaming about his ‘Golden Ticket’.

The Hottest Leading Ladies of 2013

Travis Hopson @ Punch Drunk Critics

Las 12 del 13: mi selección de las mejores películas del año

Samuel Castro @ Ochoymedio.info [Spanish]

  • Excerpt: Las 12 mejores cintas que se estrenaron en las salas de cine colombianas durante el año

Reeling’s 2013 Top 10

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

Travis Hopson’s 15 Best Movies of 2013

Travis Hopson @ Punch Drunk Critics

Worst Movies of 2013

R. Kurt Osenlund @ SouthPhillyReview.com

Interviews

Gael García Bernal on How to Do Mexico in Winter

R. Kurt Osenlund @ Esquire.com

Festivals: Individual Reviews

StLIFF 2013: The Kill Team

Andrew Wyatt @ Gateway Cinephile

  • Excerpt: The Kill Team is the sort of eye-opening film that compels one to command friends, relatives, co-workers, acquaintances, and strangers on the street to “See. This. Film.”

Tributes

Joan Fontaine and Olivia de Havilland: The Bitter Feud Ends

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan

Awards Coverage

Oscar Preview: Precursor Winners & Losers, Week 4

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: A look at the winners and losers of Precursor Season, Week 4

Oscar Preview: Weekend of Dec. 20-22, 2013

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Looking at the Oscar chances for “Her” and “The Past”

Television

Burton and Taylor

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan

  • Excerpt: Burton and Taylor has a story that does not mock, ridicule, or humiliate the characters or turn them into parodies. Instead, we get two individuals who both love and loath themselves and each other, who truly can’t live with and can’t live without the other.

The Day of the Doctor

Rick Aragon @ Gallifrey Exile

  • Excerpt: Can The Day of the Doctor be a 50th Anniversary Special when so much focus is given to only the last eight years and only passing nods to the first forty?

Franklin & Bash: Control

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan

  • Excerpt: It was…typical Franklin & Bash fare: light story, dim guys, a case that I solved a good twenty minutes before our two leading himbos did, but with a remarkably ugly ending that belies the idea that Franklin & Bash is a breezy affair.

Franklin & Bash: Freck

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan

  • Excerpt: Freck is lazy, predictable, and in many ways, appalling.

Franklin & Bash: Gone in a Flash

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan

  • Excerpt: Despite itself, Gone in a Flash does what Franklin & Bash has not done in a long time: be fun and frothy without being idiotic.

Franklin & Bash: Out of the Blue

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan

  • Excerpt: Out of the Blue pushes me to dislike the leads, to witness how irresponsible they are, how dismissive they are to the miseries of others, how narcissistic and self-absorbed they are.

Franklin & Bash: Season Three Overview

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan

  • Excerpt: How was it that Franklin & Bash, a show that I loved the First Season, turn into a show I despise by Season Three to where I wonder whether it is worth my time watching anymore?

Franklin & Bash: Shoot to Thrill

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan

  • Excerpt: I remember thinking that I enjoyed Shoot to Thrill, but in retrospect I cannot recall why.

Justified: The Complete Fourth Season

Jamie S. Rich @ DVD Talk

Other Articles

Bairro

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

Home Alone 2 at 20 (and 21)

Michael Pattison @ idFilm

An Instagram Short Film

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Short Film Review

Le Maillot de Bain

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: French Short Film Review

The Morning After: Dec. 23, 2013

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Short reviews of “The Longest Day” and “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints”

No Concessions: Christmas List

Bob Cashill @ Popdose.com

  • Excerpt: Reviews including 47 Ronin and Lone Survivor.

Only Solomon Lee

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

Pluto – Pluto – Pluto

Michael Pattison @ idFilm

Quarta Divisão

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

Screen World Swan Song

Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

  • Excerpt: A review of “Screen World 64: The Films of 2012” by Barry Monush.

Signs of the Times: Stray Dogs

Michael Pattison @ idFilm

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