The Grab Bag

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

Best of Lists

Top 10 Time Travel Films

Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix


P.J. Hogan (Mental)

Richard Gray @ The Reel Bits


The 2012 Fantastic Fest (Reviews In & Out of Austin)

Erik Childress @ eFilmCritic

Festival Coverage – Toronto 2012

Kenji Fujishima @ In Review Online

  • Excerpt: I contributed three capsule reviews—of “Seven Psychopaths,” “Dormant Beauty” and “Stories We Tell”—to In Review Online’s coverage of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.

Hyde Park on Hudson

Tony Dayoub @ Cinema Viewfinder

  • Excerpt: HYDE PARK ON HUDSON’s major draw is [Bill] Murray’s terrific performance as FDR.

NYFF 2012 Preview

Peter Gutierrez @ Twitch

  • Excerpt: Tired of the “grindhouse meets arthouse” cliché? Well, in honor of Brian De Palma’s “Passion” I’d like to propose a variation–“grindhouse meets grad school.”


Tiago Ramos @ Split Screen [Portuguese]

TIFF 2012 Rundown

Piers Marchant @ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

  • Excerpt: A brief overview of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, complete with a list of superlatives and a cheap shot at Canadian cuisine.

Oscar Coverage

Oscar Preview: Weekend of Sep. 21-23, 2012

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Discussing the Oscar chances for Trouble with the Curve and How to Survive a Plague

Other Articles

5 Things Killing Doctor Who: #3: River Song

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan

  • Excerpt: I have long argued that River Song has become the central character and the Doctor is a supporting character on his own show. In fact, I now refer to the show as “River Song” given the prominence she is handed.

Barry Bostwick Returns

Betty Jo Tucker @ Movie Addict Headquarters

  • Excerpt: Barry Bostwick discusses “FDR: American Badass.”

Cinema in Noir Celebrates Tonight’s Emmys and This Weekend’s UrbanWorld Film Festival

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

  • Excerpt: We discuss the new trailers for the new Jackie Robinson flick, 42, and Beautiful Creatures, starring Viola Davis.

Criticwatch – The Watch Never Ends

Erik Childress @ eFilmCritic

  • Excerpt: Consistency is the key to what we do at Criticwatch here in determining who is really bringing actual criticism and taste evolved by years on the job and decades of appreciation for the art to the table – and those who don’t really think before they speak or think much at all about the context of the film they have just seen.

Pitch Perfect

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

  • Excerpt: This movie looks like it may also wind up being either pretty gnarly or pretty lame.

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