The Grab Bag

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

Best of Lists

My Amityville Horror

Jamie S. Rich @ Oregon Live

  • Excerpt: Daniel Lutz’s haunted house testimonial still has plenty of creep factor, even after nearly four decades. What makes “My Amityville Horror” really fascinating, however, is its attempts to sort out why Lutz believes what he believes and the circumstances that might have turned an out-of-control fantasy into his ongoing reality.

The 10 Best Movies About Lovers on the Run

Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire

10 Famous Films That Were Abandoned by Their Directors

Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire

10 Politicians and Their Fictional Pop Culture Doppelgängers

Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire

Hilarious Notes on Modern Classics From Clueless Studio Executives

Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire


Dylan McDermott on ‘Olympus Has Fallen’, golf with Morgan Freeman

Tom Santilli @

Interview with Sally Potter, director of the film, ‘Ginger & Rosa’

Tom Santilli @

Michael Biehn (The Victim)

Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix

Tom Bancroft of “Mulan” and “Mulan 2”

Nell Minow @ The Movie Mom

  • Excerpt: The irony is that the one I watched that made me say, “I want to become an animator” was not very good. It was “The Black Cauldron.” It’s the movie that Disney doesn’t confess that they made.


KUF (for New Directors/New Films fest)

R. Kurt Osenlund @ Slant Magazine

Leiria Film Festival 2013: os vencedores

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Leiria Film Festival had it’s first cerimony this year awarding short films.

Monstra – Festival de Animação de Lisboa 2013: os vencedores

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: MONSTRA is an Animation Film Festival in Lisbon

Oscar Coverage

Oscar Preview: Weekend of Mar. 15-17, 2013

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Looking at the Oscar chances for Ginger & Rosa

Seth MacFarlane’s We Saw Your Boobs Number

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan

  • Excerpt: For myself, the lowest blow came at Scarlett Johansson’s expense. Of all the things regarding We Saw Your Boobs, that to me was the most despicable. There is nothing MacFarlane can say to justify including Johansson in his ‘dishonor’ list.

Other Articles

5 Reasons Why We Don’t Need A “Good Times” Movie

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

Cinemarch Madness: Poll Overview

Sarah D Bunting @ Tomato Nation

  • Excerpt: The bleakest films of all time — vote today

Exclusive Supercut: Gary Oldman Loses His Shit

Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire

  • Excerpt: While there’s much to celebrate about the actor — his tremendous range, his chameleonic physical versatility, the ease with which he juggles small and large films, the flawlessness of his American accent — we have to say that our favorite thing about him is the skill and intensity with which he goes insane onscreen.

Girlfriend in a Coma

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Shocking documentary about Italian Social and Economical Crisis.

Great Movie Tunes

Betty Jo Tucker @ Movie Addict Headquarters

  • Excerpt: A podcast celebrating songs from various films.

Laura: Noir of Identity and Illusion

Matthew Sorrento @ Senses of Cinema

  • Excerpt: Preminger deals in facades, with how perception cheats us, right down to the ideal image of Laura as a portrait.

La mujer de nuestros días. Y nuestras noches

Samuel Castro @ [Spanish]

  • Excerpt: Un admirado perfil sobre Kate Winslet: la mejor actriz de su generación

New releases: Gears of War, This is 40

Phil Villarreal @

Romanzo di una Strage

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Opening film at the Lisbon Italian Film Festival

La Rosa Congelada

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Spanish Short Film Review

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