OFCS members don’t just write film reviews. Here are several articles you might find interesting.
Festivals: Individual Reviews
The Father’s Shadow
- 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
Sons of Denmark
- 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.
The Friday Face-Off Round Zero – Final Chance
Poll: Remaking Best Production Design, 1997
- Excerpt: Fifty years after its release, the echoes of those unified shouts in Medium Cool still ring with relevance and importance today. We’re not going anywhere, and people still fix their eyes on this film with shock and awe.
Video Essays, Video Reviews, Vlogs & More
The Blair Witch Project
Diego Salgado @ A Quemarropa (podcast) [Spanish]
Brilliant Moral Science – and Dinosaurs — from the Yeaworth-Harris Trilogy!
Doris Day Plays Kit and Mouse in Hitchcock Imitator, ‘Midnight Lace’
Reviews of Short Films
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
- Excerpt: That said, viewer beware: There will be some undercooked character beats to contend with before the surprisingly nerve-fraying encounters, so have patience and don’t forget that there is goodness to gather in the well-realized environs of 1960s U.S.A.
Other Types of Articles
- Excerpt: Battle fantasy collides with the reality of war, and the crew’s odyssey carries us into some of the most grueling drama in small-screen storytelling.
I Am the Night
- Excerpt: … a fascinating journey, a gut-punch of a story, and a nuanced exploration of family and identity.
Blu-ray Review: Into “The Inland Sea” With Donald Richie
- Excerpt: Criterion devours its own tail with a movie based on a book based on a trip by a critic who has provided a lot of Criterion commentaries.
Small Screen Noir and Neo-Noir
- Excerpt: The history of television is full of great crime shows, from Dragnet to Hill Street Blues to Homicide: Life on the Street to The Wire and beyond, but small screen noir is a rare treasure indeed.