The Grab Bag

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

Best of Lists

Top 10 Paranormal Investigation Films

Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix


Ben Affleck of “Argo”

Nell Minow @ The Movie Mom

Cinema in Noir Q&A with “Awkward Black Girl” Creator and Star Issa Rae

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

  • Excerpt: Issa Rae takes time out of her busy schedule filled with important business meetings, TV writing and interviews with such notable publications as Essence, The New York Times and The Washington Post to tell us about more about her now famous alter ego Jay and her future projects.

Martin McDonagh. Seven Psychopaths

Beth Accomando @ KPBS Cinema Junkie

  • Excerpt: McDonagh smiles broadly when I ask if he’s trying to have his cake and eat it too. The answer is yes and that he succeeds in doing precisely that.


American Mary (Sitges International Film Festival – 45th Edition)

Diego Salgado @ FanDigital [Spanish]

Sitges International Film Festival (45th Edition)

Diego Salgado @ Fandigital [Spanish]

Starz Denver Film Festival 2012 – The Schedule

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee Coffee and more Coffee

  • Excerpt: One star that will be coming is Tippi Hedren, appearing in Billy Bob Thornton’s Jayne Mansfield’s Car, but also for a special screening of The Birds.

Women Who Kick Ass Marathon

Beth Accomando @ KPBS Cinema Junkie

  • Excerpt: Both Grier and Satana worked in B movies and because of that their films rarely get the attention or respect they deserve. But it was precisely because they worked outside mainstream Hollywood that they were able to explode sexual stereotypes as they did.


Oscar Coverage

Oscar Preview: Weekend of Oct. 12-14, 2012

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Looking at the Oscar chances of Argo

Other Articles

Courtesy of SLIFR: Professor Arthur Chipping’s Maddenlingly Detailed, Purposefully Vague, Fitfully Out-of-Focus Back to School Movie Quiz

Tony Dayoub @ Cinema Viewfinder

Dracula Meets Frankenstein

Betty Jo Tucker @ Movie Addict Headquarters

  • Excerpt: Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff return from the beyond to discuss horror films on this bizarre podcast.

I Know Who Did It

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Is “Scream” Heading Back on the Big Screen?

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

  • Excerpt: Want to see Drew Barrymore, Neve Campbell and Courtney Cox scare the bejesus out of you all over again?

The Last Picture Show

Cole Smithey @

  • Excerpt: A masterpiece by any standard, “The Last Picture Show” (1971) presents an emotionally apocalyptic reckoning of an America that has lost its way. The subtext—the film was made at the height of the Vietnam War — is hard to miss.


Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Moonrise Kingdom’s Lesson: Tweens are the New Teens… and the New Adults

Peter Gutierrez @ School Library Journal

  • Excerpt: Tweens, in their apparent pragmatism, basic optimism, directness, and—perhaps most tellingly—in the non-central role of sexuality in their social and psychological makeup represent something important, at least for adults of the type who have thrilled to Moonrise Kingdom.

Psycho vs Psycho – How Hitchcock Deflowered The Viewer

Anton Bitel @ Little White Lies

  • Excerpt: Once it was all over, and the viewer’s cherished virtues, like Marion’s, had been forever flushed away, it would be impossible to return to a virginal state.

Sweet (Bloody) Dreams, Children

Glenn Lovell @

  • Excerpt: Listen to a mother’s explanation for submitting her children to the ultra-gruesome “Smiley”

The Whisper

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

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