This Week at the Movies (Sep. 6, 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: Sep. 6, 2019 Wide (United States) It Chapter Two For member reviews of this film, follow this link 2019 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

Classics & More on DVD (Sep. 3, 2019)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD. Pre-2017 Film Reviews The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico (1972) [Portuguese] Excerpt: An arrogant fashion designer falls in love with an icy beauty who wants to be a model. Bremen Freedom Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico (1972) [Portuguese] Excerpt: A very stylized TV version of the Fassbinder play. Eight Hours are Not a Day Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico (1972) [Portuguese] Excerpt: The young toolmaker Jochen fights with his colleagues to a performance bonus. He gets to know the girl Marion. For both, it is […]

From Our Members’ Desks (Sep. 2, 2019)

OFCS members don’t just write film reviews. Here are several articles you might find interesting. Awards Coverage The Friday Face-Off Round One #2 Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight Poll: Remaking Best Production Design, 1999 Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight Other Types of Articles

This Week at the Movies (Aug. 30, 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. 2019 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

Classics & More on DVD (Aug. 27, 2019)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD. Pre-2017 Film Reviews Beware of a Holy Whore Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico (1971) [Portuguese] Excerpt: On a film set there are two things missing, the film material and the director. A Good Marriage Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico (2014) [Portuguese] Excerpt: After 25 years of a good marriage, what will Darcy do once she discovers her husband’s sinister secret? Isn’t Life a Bitch? (The Bitch/La Chienne) Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico (1931) [Portuguese] Excerpt: A woman and her pimp exploit a painter for money. The Merchant of Four Seasons Luiz […]

From Our Members’ Desks (Aug. 26, 2019)

OFCS members don’t just write film reviews. Here are several articles you might find interesting. Awards Coverage 2019 Oscar Nominations Predictions: August Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight The Friday Face-Off: Round One #1 Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight Poll: Remaking Best Production Design, 1998 Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight Video Essays, Video Reviews, Vlogs & More It’s New Dynasty, Same as the Old Dynasty, in King Hu’s ‘The Fate of Lee Khan’ Michael Barrett @ PopMatters The Primal Instinct that Drives Wild Things in ‘Gone to Earth’ and ‘The Wild Heart’ Michael Barrett @ PopMatters Other Types of Articles

This Week at the Movies (Aug. 23, 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: Aug. 23, 2019 Wide (United States) Angel Has Fallen For member reviews of this film, follow this link Expanding (United States) The Peanut Butter Falcon For member reviews of this film, follow this link Limited (United States) Brittany Runs a Marathon Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews Excerpt: [Colaizzo’s] found his perfect star in Jillian Bell…who has proven she was more than ready to step up from supporting roles that proved her comedic […]

Classics & More on DVD (Aug. 20, 2019)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD. Pre-2017 Film Reviews The American Soldier Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico (1970) [Portuguese] Excerpt: Ricky is a cold-blooded U.S. German contract killer. After serving in Viet Nam, he returns to his home town of Munich to eliminate a few problem crooks for three renegade cops. Bad Boys James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture (1983) The City Tramp Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico (1966) [Portuguese] Excerpt: A tramp finds a gun lying in the street. The Coffee House: After Goldini Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico (1970) [Portuguese] Excerpt: People meet and chat at […]

From Our Members’ Desks (Aug. 19, 2019)

OFCS members don’t just write film reviews. Here are several articles you might find interesting. Festivals: Individual Reviews The Father’s Shadow C.H. Newell @ Father Son Holy Gore Excerpt: Gabriela Amaral’s second feature proves her brand of horror is firmly rooted in social realities. Notes From the Festival Circuit: Arrow Video FrightFest 2019 Scott Phillips @ The Movie Isle Sons of Denmark C.H. Newell @ Father Son Holy Gore Excerpt: There’s a definite case made about white nationalism’s misunderstanding of where power really lies and which peoples are legitimately oppressed, and what damage this misunderstanding creates. Awards Coverage The Friday […]

This Week at the Movies (Aug. 16, 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: Aug. 16, 2019 Wide (United States) Blinded by the Light For member reviews of this film, follow this link Good Boys For member reviews of this film, follow this link Where’d You Go, Bernadette For member reviews of this film, follow this link Limited (United States) Cold Case Hammarskjold Frederic & Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice Excerpt: A chilling tale of conspiracy well-told. ZZ Top: That Little Ol’ Band from […]