Classics & More on DVD (Oct. 22, 2019)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD. Pre-2017 Film Reviews Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore Rick Aragon @ (1974) Alligator James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture (1980) The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Rick Aragon @ (2003) Murder! Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico (1930) [Portuguese] Excerpt: A juror in a murder trial, after voting to convict, has second thoughts and begins to investigate on his own before the execution. A Nightmare on Elm Street Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews (1983) Excerpt: A senseless yet intriguing splatter horror film that was well-received by the […]

From Our Members’ Desks (Oct. 21, 2019)

OFCS members don’t just write film reviews. Here are several articles you might find interesting. Festivals: General Coverage 10 Movies to See at Brooklyn Horror Film Festival 2019 Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See Denver Film Festival: The Line-up Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee Festivals: Individual Reviews Celebrate horror icon George Romero all throughout October with Romero Lives! Amanda Waltz @ Pittsburgh City Paper Excerpt: Organized by the George A. Romero Foundation, Romero Lives! officially kicked off in late September at the Living Dead Weekend held in Evans City, Pa., where part of Night of […]

This Week at the Movies (Oct. 18, 2019)

Here are some reviews of films coming out at the theater this week as well as others that may be in theaters or newly on home video. Opening: Oct. 18, 2019 Wide (United States) Maleficent: Mistress of Evil For member reviews of this film, follow this link Zombieland: Double Tap For member reviews of this film, follow this link Limited (United States) By the Grace of God Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews Excerpt: This winner of the Silver Bear at the 2019 Berlin Film Festival barrels forward at breakneck speed, yet no one in Ozon’s large ensemble gets short shrift. […]

Classics & More on DVD (Oct. 15, 2019)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD. Pre-2017 Film Reviews The Blob Roderick Heath @ This Island Rod (1988) [Romanian] Excerpt: Russell’s film doesn’t have the same elevated conceptual edge or sense of brooding perversity other well-regarded remakes of ‘50s sci-fi hits including Carpenter’s take on The Thing (1982) or David Cronenberg’s The Fly (1986) wielded. But it slyly explores the disparity of social outlook, as well as the nagging similarities, between 1958 and 1988. Do Paise Ki Dhoop, Chaar Aane Ki Baarish Tusshar Sasi @ Filmy Sasi (2009) Excerpt: Set in the unfeeling yet large-hearted city of […]

From Our Members’ Desks (Oct. 14, 2019)

OFCS members don’t just write film reviews. Here are several articles you might find interesting. Best of Lists The Best Movies of 2019 (So Far) Candice Frederick @ Harper’s Bazaar Interviews Joe Dante Reflects on 35 Years of Gremlins Kyle Anderson @ Nerdist Tributes Paulo Branco distinguido em Tóquio Paulo Portugal @ Insider [Portuguese] Awards Coverage 92nd Oscars: Short List – International Feature Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight The Friday Face-Off Round One #8 Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight Oscar Preview: Weekend of Sep. 4-6, 2019 Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight Poll: Remaking Best Production Design, 2005 Wesley Lovell @ […]

This Week at the Movies (Oct. 11, 2019)

Here are some reviews of films coming out at the theater this week as well as others that may be in theaters or newly on home video. Opening: Oct. 11, 2019 Wide (United States) The Addams Family For member reviews of this film, follow this link Gemini Man For member reviews of this film, follow this link Limited (United States) Gift Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice Excerpt: A documentary showing how art keeps moving in circles of sharing, giving, and generosity. Parasite For member reviews of this film, follow this link 2019 Films In Theaters Now […]

Classics & More on DVD (Oct. 8, 2019)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD. Pre-2017 Film Reviews Baby Doll Tynan Yanaga @ 4 Star Films (1956) A Face in the Crowd Tynan Yanaga @ 4 Star Films (1957) The Girl Who Knew Too Much Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico (1963) [Portuguese] It Happened One Night Josh Taylor @ www.forgetfulfilmcritic.com (1934) Excerpt: In 1934’s It Happened One Night, legendary director Frank Capra helped birth one of the most popular sub-genres of Hollywood’s Golden Age. The film is arguably one of, if not the, first examples of the screwball comedy. Mad Detective Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 […]

From Our Members’ Desks (Oct. 7, 2019)

OFCS members don’t just write film reviews. Here are several articles you might find interesting. Best of Lists The Best Horror Movies of 2019—So Far Candice Frederick @ Harper’s Bazaar Interviews For Sama Andrea Chase @ PRX.org Excerpt: Waad al-Kateab, Dr. Hamza al-Kateab, and Edward Watts talk responsibility, respect, and getting political. Awards Coverage The Friday Face-Off Round One #7 Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight Oscar Preview: Weekend of Sep. 27-29, 2019 Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight Poll: Remaking Best Production Design, 2004 Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight Essays

This Week at the Movies (Oct. 4, 2019)

Here are some reviews of films coming out at the theater this week as well as others that may be in theaters or newly on home video. Opening: Oct. 4, 2019 Wide (United States) Joker For member reviews of this film, follow this link Expanding (United States) Judy For member reviews of this film, follow this link Limited (United States) Lucy in the Sky Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment Excerpt: For all the aspect ratio changes, ruminations concerning what going to space can do to a person, and solid performances from a strong cast, the film is still plagued […]

Classics & More on DVD (Oct. 1, 2019)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD. Pre-2017 Film Reviews Batman Begins Danielle Solzman @ Solzy at the Movies (2005) Blood Bath James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture (1966) Champagne Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico (1928) [Portuguese] Excerpt: A spoiled heiress defies her father by running off to marry her lover. However, Daddy has a few tricks up his sleeve. The Dark Knight Danielle Solzman @ Solzy at the Movies (2008) The Dark Knight Rises Danielle Solzman @ Solzy at the Movies (2012) Goya in Bordeaux Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico (1999) [Portuguese] A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Tynan […]