From Our Members’ Desks (Nov. 3, 2015)

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

Best of Lists

9 Best Horror Films of 2015

C.J. Prince @ Way Too Indie


Curating SMHAFF: Richard Warden on selecting films to educate and entertain

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Life’s a beach: Isaac Gabaeff on the secrets behind creature feature The Sand

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Tab Hunter

Kristen Lopez @ Awards Circuit

Trish Stratus, Cody Hackman & Allan Ungar on Gridlocked

Courtney Small @ Cinema Axis

The writer and the ghost: Tim Lebbon on seeing his short story become a Nicolas Cage film

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Festivals: General Coverage

The 10 Best Films Of The Tallgrass Film Festival

Jason Bailey @ The Playlist

  • Excerpt: After moving away from Kansas and spending a fair amount of time at Big-Time Film Festivals™ like Sundance, NYFF, and SXSW, I’ve only grown to appreciate the comparatively modest Tallgrass even more—because in many ways, its intentions are pure.

Festivals: Individual Reviews


Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire

  • Excerpt: Cinema is a discussion, a process of learning from one filmmaker and teaching to the next, and in that wonderful way, ‘Hitchcock/Truffaut’ isn’t just about that book. It is that book.


Aaron Pinkston @ Battleship Prentension


Remembering Maureen O’Hara

Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Awards Coverage

Oscar Preview: Weekend of Oct. 23-25, 2015

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Looking at the Oscar chances of “Suffragette”



Matt Brown @ Twitch

Video Essays, Reviews and More

Crimson Peak

Cole Smithey @

  • Excerpt: [VIDEO ESSAY] There’s a reason that Guillermo del Toro has felt the need to defend his latest film with the excuse that it is a Gothic Romance, as opposed to the ostensible horror movie, that the film’s trailer, and poster, indicates.

Miles Ahead

Cole Smithey @

  • Excerpt: [VIDEO INTERVIEW] Don Cheadle’s independently produced labor of love is an exquisitely polished love letter to the iconic genius who revolutionized music five times over during the 20th century. This is a big movie with Miles Davis’s music and mind, front and center.

Steve Jobs

Cole Smithey @

  • Excerpt: [VIDEO ESSAY] For a movie that resists the traditional biopic movie formula of career-high-and-low flashbacks (witness Ashton Kutcher’s disastrous “Jobs” about the same subject — now streaming on Netflix), “Steve Jobs” is a droning tone poem of a character study.



Robert Cashill @

  • Excerpt: Favorite film Frankensteins discussed “frankly” for National Frankenstein Friday.

Reviews of Short Films


Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Spanish Short Film Review

Diola, el Viaje

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Spanish Documentary Short Film Review

Naufragando por los 30

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Spanish Short Film Review

Y en el Séptimo Día

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Spanish Short Film Review

Other Articles

The Morning After: Oct. 26, 2015

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: A short review of “The Gay Divorcee”

Por Aqui Tudo Bem

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

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