From Our Members’ Desks (Jul. 28, 2015)

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

Best of Lists

10 Worst Casting Choices in Film History

Kimberly Gadette @ Doddle

  • Excerpt: Horrors! Clint Eastwood in Paint Your Wagon, warbling “I Talk to the Trees.” Do you feel lucky, Trunk?


Kevin Durand

Marina Antunes @ Quiet Earth

Festivals: General Coverage

TIFF 2015 Canadian Film Wish List

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: The list of anticipated Canadian titles for TIFF include ‘The Girl King’, ‘He Hated Pigeons’, ‘Closet Monster’ and more!


Still Alright: 35 Years of Caddyshack

Robert Cashill @

  • Excerpt: Looking back on 35 years of the comedy classic.

Awards Coverage

Oscar Preview: Weekend of Jul. 17-19, 2015

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Looking at the Oscar chances for “Trainwreck,” “Ant-Man” and “Mr. Holmes”

Video Essays, Reviews and More

Batman v Superman trailer

Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema

  • Excerpt: I’m sorry, I just can’t get worked up about this one. Like a bad relationship, the DCU has done me wrong once too often.


2015 Kennedy Center Honors: Some Thoughts

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan

  • Excerpt: Minus George Lucas and The Eagles, both of which I question but won’t get in an uproar over, this year’s list of Kennedy Center Honors recipients is as good a list as I’ve seen in a while.

Destroy All Monsters: The Marvel Cinematic Universe Scorecard

Matt Brown @ Twitch

The Emmy Nominations and What We Mean When We Talk About Diversity

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk Online

Modesto Murders: Spooky Hitchcockian Twists?

Glenn Lovell @

  • Excerpt: Like Bates, Martinez is suspected of matricide, which, according to the psychiatrist in “Psycho,” is the “most unbearable crime of all.

Tuesdays With Oscar: 1948

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan

  • Excerpt: The 21st Academy Awards would be the first, but not last time, that the Academy would mistake ‘British’ for ‘Brilliant’.

Reviews of Short Films


Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Spanish Short Film Review

Other Articles


Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

Jet Li: Chinese Masculinity and Transnational Film Stardom

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee

The Morning After: Jul. 20, 2015

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: A short review of “Ant-Man”

Movie Tunes for National Dance Day

Betty Jo Tucker @ Movie Addict Headquarters [podcast]

The Wolf of Wall Street

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

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