The Grab Bag

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

Best of Lists

5 Reasons Why Michelle Rodriguez Is The Ultimate Wingman

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

  • Excerpt: After more than a decade of doing just that in one film to the next, Michelle Rodriguez has proven that the best wingman in the biz is actually a woman.

The top 10 movies about writers

Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix


Cate Shortland (Lore)

Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix

John Rhys-Davies (Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings)

Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix

Kimble Rendall (Bait 3D)

Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix

Ryan O’Nan and Michael Weston on Why “Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best”

Stephen Saito @ The Moveable Fest

  • Excerpt: Somewhere on the road from making a movie to its release, the Brooklyn Brothers became a real band. the film’s two stars talk about their light comedy and how they got serious about recording an album.

TIFF ’12: Patrice Leconte on the Beautiful Afterlife of His Animated Musical “The Suicide Shop”

Stephen Saito @ The Moveable Fest

  • Excerpt: The French filmmaker behind “Girl on the Bridge” and “Man on the Train” takes his talents to the animated realm with this mordantly amusing musical comedy about a cheerful boy born to a family of misnathropes.


The 3rd ‘Yeonghwa: Korean Cinema Today’ at MoMA – Preview

Peter Gutierrez @ Modern Korean Cinema

  • Excerpt: A Fish is a terrific combination of experimental film, spiritual odyssey, and paranormal horror…

By Any Other Name – The 2012 Toronto International Film Festival (Reviews)

Erik Childress @ eFilmCritic

Venice Film Festival 2012

Kent Turner @

Venice Film Festival Winners

Kent Turner @

Oscar Coverage

Oscar Preview: Weekend of Sep. 14-16, 2012

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Looking at the Oscar chances of The Master and Arbitrage

Other Articles

5 Things Killing Doctor Who: #4 NuWho Fans

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan

  • Excerpt: The stubborn, willful ignorance of NuWhovians is astounding. If that weren’t bad enough, NuWhovians REFUSE to question anything that Russell T Davies or Steven Moffat put out there.

The Official Trailer for Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” Fulfills All Oscar Bait Requirements

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

  • Excerpt: The trailer for Steven Spielberg’s star-filled historical drama Lincoln has finally landed! And it’s just what you’d expect it to look like–Oscar bait.

Southeast Asian Cinema

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee Coffee and more Coffee

  • Excerpt: Even if editor Jean-Pierre Gimenez describes those who contributed as experts, I would hardly claim to be one. I will only claim that my knowledge of Thai cinema, which I wrote about here, and Asian cinema in general, is above average.

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