OFCS members don’t just write film reviews. Here are several articles you might find interesting.
Best of Lists
The Top 10 Black Action Movie Heroes
- Excerpt: We all know white dudes aren’t the only ones who could open up a can of whoop-ass on screen. They may dominate the box office (sometimes), but it’s the brothas—and some sistas—who really shut the whole thing down. And, you know what they say, black don’t crack. Here are ten action heroes who will never go out of style:
The top 10 money movies
‘Ishtar’ Lives: ‘Bad’ Films That Deserve a Second Look
- Excerpt: Imperfect, odd, or merely unconventional films are released and get labeled as some sort of flop, and the reputation sticks. But some films haven’t earned their bad rep.
Ben Mendelsohn (Killing Them Softly)
‘Samsara’ filmmakers discuss their unique film, hitting select theaters Friday
The 2012 Chicago International Film Festival
- Excerpt: The improvised script, developed by the cast and director Tom Shkolnik in an auspicious debut, lends a fresh depth of honesty and intimacy — sometimes sexual, always emotional — to a story that feels familiar on the surface but has rarely been plumbed with such insight or candor.
O Gebo e a Sombra
Tiago Ramos @ Split Screen [Portuguese]
- Excerpt: A delightful and powerfully satisfying film in all ways, an arthouse crowd-pleaser about a charmingly irrepressible protagonist that’s also a big ol’ delicious F-You, both within its story and in the larger context of its own very existence, to anyone who would dare to keep a gal down.
Oscar Preview: Weekend of Oct. 5-7, 2012
- Excerpt: Looking at the Oscar Prospects for Frankenweenie
5 Things Killing Doctor Who: #1: Steven Moffat
- Excerpt: Steven Moffat focuses too much on his creations and not on the main character. He also goes to ridiculous lengths to jam his characters into idiotic situations. Just how often has Rory Williams, Rory Pond…whatever you call him now…DIED?
The Bad News Bears
- Excerpt: Rife with every non-politically-correct social tic that ’70s America had to offer, “The Bad News Bears” (1976) is a sports comedy that serves as a cultural benchmark.
Bruce Willis is Back to Being the 007 of Plainfield, New Jersey, in “It’s a Good Day to Die Hard” [TRAILER]
- Excerpt: I’m a huge fan of the series and Willis, so I signed up for this movie before they even announced they were making it. And I’ll probably continue to watch this series as it gets beaten into the ground and Willis is yelling yippee ki yay! while pushing a walker.
Director Sacha Gervasi Presents…”Hitchcock,” Starring Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren and Scarlett Johansson [TRAILER]
- Excerpt: I’m sure there will be other trailers clamoring for your attention as we breeze through the rest of 2012, but I assure you there has been no other trailer I was anticipating more than Hitchcock…
Film Culture Isn’t Dead; It’s Just More Fun
- Excerpt: Spend more than a couple of months reading about film, and you’ll come to an inescapable conclusion: The only movie-world standby that’s in no danger of extinction is the think piece on the death of cinema.
The Manchurian Candidate
- Excerpt: Based on Richard Condon’s 1959 novel, “The Manchurian Candidate” (1962) embodies a uniquely modern political thriller of far reaching implications and remains one of the most influential political films in U.S. history.
Rocky Horror Time
- Excerpt: Barry Bostwick discusses “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” during this get-ready-for-Halloween” podcast.
Shoot To Kill
- Excerpt: The bluntly horrifying ‘V/H/S’ and ‘Sinister’ suggest the future of horror may lie not in abandoning the found-footage trope but in shifting the perspective from victim to perpetrator.
- Excerpt: Sin City is a high concept tour de force rendering of Frank Miller’s wickedly sexy and grotesque graphic-novel-homage to the hardboiled noir style of Dashiell Hammett and Mickey Spillane.
The Six Faces of 007: Timothy Dalton
- Excerpt: Celebrating Bond’s 50th year on screen with a look of Timothy Dalton’s time in the role.
Team America: World Police
- Excerpt: This all-out adult satire pulls no punches and takes no prisoners. The greatest gift that Stone and Parker possess is their inexhaustibly brash approach to big issues.
The Toronto Connection Ep.22
- Excerpt: Man’s best friends: A reanimated dog and a LAPD cops’ duo
A View to a Bond Baddie: Alec Trevelyan
- Excerpt: Part of our 50th anniversary celebrations for Bond on-screen, a look at Sean Bean’s fallen counterpart to Pierce Brosnan’s 007.