From Our Members’ Desks (Mar. 4, 2019)

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

Best of Lists

Top 5: The Year’s Best Documentaries

Bev Questad @ It’s Just Movies

  • Excerpt: What I am fired up about is an honest ranking of the best documentaries made in 2018.


Black Panther’s Ruth E. Carter on Designing for the Revolution

Candice Frederick @ Harper’s Bazaar

Rachel True on Racism in Horror and Being Left Out of ‘The Craft’ Reunion: ‘I Will Not Be Erased’

Candice Frederick @ The Daily Beast

Festivals: Individual Reviews

Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2019

Kent Turner @

  • Excerpt: One of the most popular film series annually in New York City, Rendez-Vous with French Cinema offers an 11-day, binge-worthy event to catch filmgoers up to speed on the latest award-winning French films.

Sundance ’19 World Dramatic Highlights

Alex Heeney @ Seventh Row

  • Excerpt: The Sundance World Dramatic Competition always features international hidden gems, and this year’s highlights included Queen of Hearts and The Last Tree.

Sundance Docs tell stories of great African American artists

Alex Heeney @ Seventh Row

  • Excerpt: Sundance continues its mission to feature stories about important African American historical figures with worthy docs Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am and Miles Davis: Birth of Cool.


Stanley Donen, light on his feet but ever the “bottom-line” pragmatist

Glenn Lovell @ CinemaScope

  • Excerpt: Who knew (‘Singin in the Rain’) was going to be revered all these years later?” Donen shrugged. “When it opened, it was just another movie. The reviews referred to it as ‘this very nice MGM musical.’ The New York Times half dismissed it. He thought it was fair.”

Awards Coverage

20 Films to Watch for the 2020 Oscars

Don Shanahan @ Every Movie Has a Lesson

  • Excerpt: No sooner than the sun rises and coffee pots turn on, the next Oscar season starts now! Look down the calendar and into the crystal ball to prognosticate which 2019 films could be contenders for the 92nd Academy Awards in 2020.

Oscars 2019: These black nominees could make history at this year’s ceremony

Candice Frederick @ NBC BLK

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Video Essays, Video Reviews, Vlogs & More

But a Dream within a Dream: Luigi Bazzoni’s ‘The Possessed’

Michael Barrett @ PopMatters

Sherlock Holmes’ Silent Film(s) ‘Der Hund von Baskerville’

Michael Barrett @ PopMatters

Other Types of Articles

Streaming Bloody Murder: Horror VOD Postmortem for February 2019

Andrew Wyatt @ The Lens

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