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

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

Best of Lists

10 Hidden Gems to Watch on Netflix UK

Ross Miller @ Thoughts On Film

  • Excerpt: Looking for something a bit different to watch on Netflix UK? Read this list of great hidden gems buried in its catalogue.

Best Bollywood Movies of 2018

Kathy Gibson @ Access Bollywood

Worst Bollywood Movies of 2018

Kathy Gibson @ Access Bollywood

Awards Coverage

The Double-Edged Sword of the Golden Globes

Candice Frederick @ Playboy

Golden Globe Awards: Interview with Candice Frederick

Candice Frederick @ TRT World

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Russell Hornsby on ‘The Hate U Give’ and Complex Black Masculinity

Candice Frederick @ New York Times


The Mark of Zorro (1940)

Roderick Heath @ This Island Rod

  • Excerpt: Not as grandly scaled or expansively staged as Warner Bros. Errol Flynn vehicles like The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), or as piningly intimate and romantic as The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934), both of which it assimilates, The Mark of Zorro is nonetheless a tremendously entertaining and brilliantly compressed package.

RoboCop (1987)

Roderick Heath @ Film Freedonia

  • Excerpt: RoboCop hasn’t lost its pure, grade-A Columbian potency or its scabrously funny, cruelly satirical purview. Nonetheless time has changed how I relate to the movie: the general mayhem and specific blend of idealism and cynicism, so perfectly in synch with a teenage mindset, gives way to a deeper empathy for hero Alex Murphy…

Video Essays, Video Reviews, Vlogs & More

Blu-ray Animation: Deluxe ‘Totoro’ and the complete ‘Batman’

Sean Axmaker @ Stream On Demand

Criterion Film Offerings: French Noir, Japanese Lovers, American Gangsters and Frames of Pure Serenity

Michael Barrett @

Film Noir on Blu-ray: ‘Moonrise,’ ‘Gun Crazy,’ ‘No Orchids,’ and the restored ‘Man Who Cheated Himself’

Sean Axmaker @ Stream On Demand

Playing at Grown-ups: Don Siegel and Michael Caine Tilt at ‘The Black Windmill’

Michael Barrett @

Other Types of Articles

10 Things We Learned on the Set of ‘The Magicians’ Season 4

Candice Frederick @ Slash Film

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