The Grab Bag (Nov. 6, 2013)

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

Interviews

Entrevista a Jesse Peyronel (NBC’s Dracula)

Nuno Reis @ SciFiWorld Portugal [Portuguese]

Festivals

European Film Academy Awards: the first winners

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

NYC Happenings: The Golden Age Of Spanish Horror At Anthology

Peter Gutierrez @ Twitch

Thessaloniki Film Festival

Joseph Proimakis @ Popaganda.gr [Greek]

Thessaloniki reveals full line-up

Joseph Proimakis @ Cineuropa.org

  • Excerpt: Jim Jarmusch to open the fest, Alexander Payne will close, while local films will be present with a poor harvest of only eight Greek titles

TIFF’s From Within – The Films of David Cronenberg: Naked Lunch

Matthew Blevins @ Nextprojection.com

Oscar Coverage

Oscar Preview: Weekend of Oct. 25-27, 2013

Lovell Wesley @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Looking at the Oscar chances for “Blue Is the Warmest Color”

Talking Oscars: The Supporting Races

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: First look at the races for Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress

Other Articles

Allegretto

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Short Film Review

Aquel No Era Yo

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Spanish Short Film Review

Aronofsky’s Embattled ‘Noah’ and the Impossibility of Making Great Religious Films

Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire

  • Excerpt: Why, it’s almost like an idiosyncratic filmmaker tackling a Bible story with a massive budget was a tricky proposition to begin with, eh?

Aux Yeux de Tous

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

Cantuña y los Diablos de la Catedral

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Mexican Short Film Review

Cinema In Noir Asks: What’s Your Favorite Scary…TV Show?

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

Clown Night

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Short Film Review

Le Cri du Homard

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Belgian Short Film Review – this Short Film was the winner of the Franch Academy César for Best Short Film – Fiction in 2013

Destroy All Monsters: Regarding Prosthetic Vaginas

Matt Brown @ Twitch

Dick Hallorann from “The Shining”, As Told by Stephen King

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

Forbidden Voices

Jamie S. Rich @ Oregon Live

Huida del Zoo

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Spanish Animated Short Film Review

Les Lézards

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: French Short Film Review

List: 10 Alternative Horror Movie Choices for Halloween

Ross Miller @ Thoughts On Film

  • Excerpt: Fed up watching the same old movies every Halloween? Here are 10 alternative choices to check out.

Miau y el Pescadero

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Spanish Animated Short Film Review

Monsters vs. Aliens Debate

Betty Jo Tucker @ Movie Addict Headquarters

  • Excerpt: This fun podcast features film critics Nell Minow and A.J. Hakari discussing movies about monsters and alien creatures.

The Morning After: Oct. 28, 2013

Lovell Wesley @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Quick Reviews of “Before Sunrise” and “Peyton Place”

Netflix Streaming Is Killing Off Physical Media — And Film Fans Should Be Worried

Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire

  • Excerpt: In other words, they’re only available via good old-fashioned physical media, and we’re in too much of a hurry to free ourselves of things you can hold in your hand when the alternatives aren’t yet ready for prime time.

New releases Oct. 29

Phil Villarreal @ COED.com

Revisiting REC, Ju-On And Their Surprisingly Great American Remakes

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

Satyricon: Madness & Glory

Jamie S. Rich @ Oregon Live

Sessiz – Be Deng

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Turkish Short Film Review

Trailer Watch: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

Trailer Watch: X-Men: Days of Future Past

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

When Horror Goes Bonkers

Mike McGranaghan @ Film Racket

The Wicker Man

Jamie S. Rich @ Oregon Live

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