The Grab Bag

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

Best of Lists

Playbill Picks the Five Greatest Movies About the Theatre

Robert Cashill @ Playbill

  • Excerpt: Playbill on a handful of great theatre movies, with a few additional suggestions.

The top 10 Will Ferrell performances

Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix


A chat with the mysterious Rodriguez, and director of ‘Searching for Sugar Man’

Tom Santilli @

Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Feris on “Ruby Sparks”

Frank Swietek @ One Guy’s Opinion

Thomas Haden Church on “Killer Joe”

Frank Swietek @ One Guy’s Opinion

Tony Gilroy of “The Bourne Legacy”

Nell Minow @ The Movie Mom

  • Excerpt: I talked to writer-director Tony Gilroy about the first non-Matt Damon “Bourne” movie — and snuck in a question about “The Cutting Edge,” too.

Wayne Blair (The Sapphires)

Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix


Marilyn Monroe: A Reminiscence

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan

  • Excerpt: She was lost little girl and desirable woman all in one, the genuine sweetness mixed in with an easy flirtation.

Oscar Coverage

Oscar Preview: Weekend of Aug. 3-5, 2012

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Previewing the Oscar chances of this week’s release of Total Recall

Other Articles

Box Office Report: ‘Total Recall’ Battles ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ — Find Out Who Won

Erik Childress @

Katherine LaNasa: Star on the Rise

Betty Jo Tucker @ Movie Addict Headquarters

  • Excerpt: Actress Katherine LaNasa talks about her role as Will Ferrell’s manipulative wife in “The Campaign” as well as her work in upcoming films and TV series, including “Jayne Mansfield’s Car,” “The Frozen Ground,” and NBC’s “Infamous.”

Kathryn Bigelow Returns to the Battlefield

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

  • Excerpt: Regardless of what you might think of direct Kathryn Bigelow’s Academy Award win for 2009’s The Hurt Locker (I was underwhelmed by it overall), you can’t really deny the fact that she pushes the limit. The limit of which type of films a female filmmaker can do, and which stories she chooses to tell.

Random Thoughts On: “V/H/S” and Found-Footage Horror

Peter Gutierrez @ Unseen Films

  • Excerpt: …when we quite easily pick up on the diverse sensibilities of the filmmakers, we become and remain conscious of the artistic impulses behind the entire enterprise, and are thus reminded that we’re watching a film.

Sound and vision: We talk to the people behind the David Bowie film festival set to open in London.

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

  • Excerpt: It’s hard to see how they managed to narrow it down, but the final selection is impressive: Absolute Beginners, Christiane F, The Hunger, Labyrinth, The Man Who Fell To Earth and Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence. There’s also a Q&A with much admired director Nic Roeg and a special 40th anniversary screening of the concert film Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars.

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