The Grab Bag

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


Adrianne Palicki (G.I. Joe: Retaliation)

Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix

Jake Abel and Max Irons on “The Host”

Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion

Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation)

Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix

Wayne Blair of “The Sapphires”

Nell Minow @ The Movie Mom


New Directors/New Films 2013

Kent Turner @

Oscar Coverage

Jerry Armchair Oscars choices for 2012

Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Oscars

Oscar Preview: Weekend of Mar. 22-24, 2013

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Looking at the Oscar chances for “The Croods” and “The Sapphires.”

Other Articles

10 Authors Who Loved the Film Adaptations of Their Books

Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire

  • Excerpt: While there’s a long (and enjoyable) history of authors loathing what Hollywood does to their books, there are a few examples of writers who are utterly delighted with their page-to-film adaptations.

10 Movies We Can’t Believe Have Merchandise Tie-Ins

Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire

  • Excerpt: You wouldn’t think that Korine’s feverish vision of gun-toting, bikini-wearing babes would be a natural for tie-in products, but you’d be wrong; after the jump, we’ll take a look at your must-have Breakers merch, and nine other unlikely movies you won’t believe were merchandised.

10 Movies You Never Knew Were Also TV Shows

Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire

  • Excerpt:

A.C.A.B.: All Cops Are Bastards

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

Can Movies Be ‘Solved’?

Jason Bailey @ The Atlantic

  • Excerpt: The new documentary Room 237 spotlights some strange fan theories about The Shining—but are they stranger than any given “eureka” theory about a film’s meaning?

Celebrate Quentin Tarantino’s 50th Birthday With 16 of His Favorite Films

Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire

  • Excerpt: Part of the fun of trying to figure out what makes a movie encyclopedia like Tarantino tick — particularly one who wears his influences so proudly — is in diving into his favorite films and tracing the path his own work took from them.

DIY Dystopia

Carson Lund @ Are the Hills Going to March Off?

  • Excerpt: Balagan Films of Cambridge, Massachusetts represents what is currently the heroic norm in avant-garde cinema curation and exhibition: a not-for-profit operation scouring the world for distinctive aesthetic experiences while relying on crowdsourcing to scrape enough funds together to just barely survive.

Una Famiglia Perfetta

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

Gli Equilibristi

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

Hugh Jackman Channels Jean Valjean-like Vulnerability and Passion in the New Trailer for THE WOLVERINE

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

L’ Intervallo

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

La Leggenda di Kaspar Hauser

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

Lincoln, DOA 5+ highlight new releases

Phil Villarreal @

Memo to Peter Bart of ‘Variety’: Don’t Tell Jon Stewart Not to Make a Movie

Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire

  • Excerpt: It’s full of oddball assumptions, boxed-in thinking, and smug condescension. But first, and most distressingly, it’s just plain wrong about basic film history.

The New Trailer for “White House Down” Looks Like Another Exhausting Oval Office Thriller

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

Southeast Asian Independent Cinema

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee Coffee and more Coffee

Special Effects Make-Up Magic

Betty Jo Tucker @ Movie Addict Headquarters

  • Excerpt: A.J. Hakari and Betty Jo Tucker interview Todd Tucker, master of special effects make-up.

Streaming Bollywood Movies: Eros Now

Kathy Gibson @ Access Bollywood

Su Re

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

Which of Your Favorite Movies is So Bad, It’s Good? [“Cinema in Noir”]

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

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