The Essay Question (Dec. 10, 2015)

Every couple of weeks, the OFCS polls its members with a question related to movies. It can be serious or amusing, but each member is given the opportunity to submit a short response to the question, which we will then post on Thursday mornings. Here is this week’s query.

Essay Question #26:

What online sources or references have used your movie critiques to cite in their editorial articles (i.e. Wikipedia, collegiate journals, DVD rental websites, etc.)?

Question Submitted by: Frank Ochieng @ Sound on Sight


Robert Cashill @ Popdose
Some of my reviews have turned up on Wikipedia. More gratifying is when a filmmaker or a relative of a filmmaker contacts me about a piece they came across on the IMDb, thanking me for adding what is sometimes the only “external review” a movie has received.

Jeremy Kibler @ Diabolique Magazine
I’ve only had one review cited so far, but it was a small little victory. It was for my rave of an effective horror film called “At the Devil’s Door” and I quoted in an advertising photo on IFC Midnight’s Facebook, as well as on the Wikipedia page for one of the lead actress’ performances.

Frank Ochieng @ The Movie Database
The following online sources have referenced my movie-related fodder in their editorial articles:

1.) Filmmaker J. Rick Casteneda (Press Kit for “Cement Suitcase”)
2.) Wikipedia mentions for films “Over the Top” and “Final Destination’s Wendy Christensen”
3.) Press kit for film “Radio Cape Cod”
4.) Press kit for film “Charlotte Sometimes”
5.) FilmSchoolRejects: “Reflecting on the “Bubble Gum Banality” of “From Justin to Kelly” on its Tenth Anniversary”
6.) Worldwide News Ukraine (WNU): “4 Reasons Folk Tales Attracts Moviegoers”
7.) Sarah Lawrence College newsletter: “The Writing Life, In Pictures”
8.) Links to Film Review: Wright State University
9.) Book, “Meta-Narrative in the Movies: Tell Me a Story”
10) Book, “I Won’t Grow Up: The Comic Man-Child in Film from 1901 to the Present”
11.) English and American Popular Genres/Jeremy Bushnell’s English Class blog from University of Illinois at Chicago
12.) Creative Loafing: “Hating on the Guru”

–Frank Ochieng

Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema
In all reality, the only websites that ever cite my work are those that I contribute to, mostly the IMDb (I’ve been a member since 1999) and every review I’ve ever written is there. I’ve attempted at least five times in five years to become part of Rotten Tomatoes as an official critic, although my review are there, I have yet to hear anything back.

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