The Grab Bag

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


Billy Bob Thornton on Returning to Directing in ‘Jayne Mansfield’s Car’

Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire

In the Arena: ‘Wadjda’ Director Haifaa al-Mansour

Travis Hopson @ Cinema Royale

Marina de Van

Nuno Reis @ SciFiWorld Portugal [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Perguntas essencialmente sobre o seu mais recente trabalho “Dark Touch”.


Nuno Reis @ SciFiWorld Portugal [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Entrevista com o realizador e um dos actores.

Saying Hello: michelle Danner on Hello Herman, Bullying and Working for Change

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Stuart Blumberg of “Thanks for Sharing”

Nell Minow @ The Movie Mom


Linhas de Wellington candidato aos Oscar

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Portugal submission to Foreign Film to the Oscars and one of the films nominated for the Sophia awards from the Portuguese Film Academy

Pedro Almodóvar premiado nos EFA

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Pedro Almodóvar to receive the honorary award at the European Film Awards 2013

TIFF 2013: Festival Wrap-up and ‘Best of the Fest’

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: Recap of my coverage at this year’s Toronto Intenational Film Festival

Webster University Film Series: Mister Rogers & Me

Andrew Wyatt @ Look / Listen (St. Louis Magazine)

  • Excerpt: Mister Rogers & Me is an anecdotal work, using remembrances to underline Roger’s simple, selfless ethos and distinctive personal charms.

Oscar Coverage

From Goldie to Oldie: A Look to the Oscars From Yesteryear

Frank Ochieng @ Yahoo! Voices Movies

  • Excerpt: It is always a fashionable gesture to prepare for the glitz and glamour regarding the movie industry’s biggest annual event known as Oscar Night…or more formally The Academy Awards extravaganza as the spectacularly world-wide production of The Academy of Motion Picture Art and Sciences.

Oscar Preview: Weekend of Sep. 13-15, 2013

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Looking at the Oscar chances of “Herb & Doroth 50×50.”

Other Articles

The Body

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: British Short Film Review

Celebrating Tatum O’Neal in Peter Bogdanovich’s Paper Moon

Anton Bitel @


Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]


Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Portuguese Short Film Review – the winner of a Special Mention on MOTELx – International Horror Film Festival of Lisbon


Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Short Film Review

Independent Film Distribution Book Review

Frank Ochieng @ Yahoo! Voices Movies

  • Excerpt: From discussing distribution practices to budding independent filmmakers promoting their product to film festivals and the public in general, Independent Film Distribution is a knowledgeable read for folks looking to conquer the mysteries about such an involved movement.

Longe do Éden

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Portuguese Short Film Review

The Morning After: Sep. 16, 2013

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Quick reviews of “A Letter to Three Wives,” “The Asphalt Jungle” and “HellBent.”

New releases Sept. 17

Phil Villarreal @

Six Spine-Tingling Photos Will Make You Want To Rethink Your Stay At Hotel ‘OLDBOY’

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

Spike Lee Film: 14 Book Review

Frank Ochieng @ Yahoo! Voices Movies

  • Excerpt: SYNOPSIS: German authors Gunnar Landsgesell and Andreas Ungerbock’s tome SPIKE LEE FILM: 14 is a comprehensive, handsome-looking read featuring an interesting and extensive profile on the confrontational and immensely talented American filmmaker Spike Lee and his brand of cinema. The text is written in the German language but the contents are universally received as the scribers serve up a hearty menu of Lee’s filmography.

A Woodchip Off the Old Hollywood Block

Frank Ochieng @ Yahoo! Voices Movies

  • Excerpt: Sometimes the notion of appreciating and considering the merits of film are not always planted on the big screen at the expense of box office big bucks. The subtly of moviemaking can definitely be impacted by an artist with cunning carving tendencies who does not need to lurk in movie theater darkness to capture movie magic in another imaginative capacity.

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