OFCS members don’t just write film reviews. Here are several articles you might find interesting.
Best of Lists
Best Film Posters of October 2012
- Excerpt: It’s the end of the month, so it is time to reflect, relax and rewind our way back through the one-sheets, banners, promotional artwork and posters released in the last calendar month, highlighting some of the ones we though were noteworthy.
Halloween Picks 2012: Recent and New Releases of Note
- Excerpt: Need an alternative to the classics that cable TV reliably rolls out on an annual basis or to the opportunistic studio releases that glut screens this time of year?
Top 10 Bits: Movies Within Movies
- Excerpt: Inspired by ARGO, these are the films we wish existed in their full form, but will forever remain teasing snippets within greater (and sometimes lesser) works.
The top 10 deceptively dark comedies
Macky Alston Interview
- Excerpt: “I wanted to make a film that humanized religious people, not just gays and lesbians.”
RZA – Star/writer/director of ‘The Man with the Iron Fists’
In Another Country
- Excerpt: If Hong Sang-soo had not already had a film titled Woman on the Beach, this film certainly could have had that title.
Scare Tactics – The Master of Suspense: The First Annual Hitchcock Festival
- Excerpt: As studios continue their drift into digital, there will be fewer and fewer opportunities to catch classics like these on 35mm—in other words, you’ll be seeing essential building blocks of cinema in the way they were originally presented. Don’t even pretend that doesn’t sound cool.
Oscar Preview: Weekend of Oct. 26-28, 2012
- Excerpt: Looking at the Oscar chances of Cloud Atlas
3 Family Films That Terrify Audiences
- Excerpt: There are children’s films, and then there are children’s films so filled with terror that they could possibly moonlight as a cheap horror flick.
The Details: Re-thinking Bergman, Part 1 – A Shifting Red
- Excerpt: If red is a bloodstream running through Cries and Whispers, here it’s a storm that rolls in and out, coming in strong for lengths of time before leaving the ground arid.
M. Night Shyamalan, Frightmaster
- Excerpt: A lively discussion of M. Night Shyamalan’s films.
Power in Numbers – Considering the Merits of Star-rRating a Film
- Excerpt: It should be about more than A’s, F’s, Ones, Fours, Fresh and Rotten
The Six Faces of 007: Daniel Craig
- Excerpt: With the release of Skyfall, celebrating Daniel Craig’s time (so far) in the lead role.
Three’s a Crowd; Four Stretches the Limits; Five is Creatively Bankrupt
TraversWatch – It’s Time To End This!
- Excerpt: This week we are going to keep the commentary to a minimum and just show you what you’ve been getting recently from Peter Travers.
The Turing Horse
- Excerpt: “The Turin Horse” is an existential provocation to its audience, demanding that we consider the effect of man’s judgments against nature and ultimately against ourselves.
Tyler Perry in Drag Is More Popular than Tyler Perry in a Goatee
A View to a Bond Baddie: Ernst Stavro Blofeld
- Excerpt: Celebrating fifty years of Bond baddies with a look at his most iconic on-screen adversary.
When the Economy Struggles, Horror Films Do Well
- Excerpt: A look at the link between the popularity of the horror genre and times of economic hardship.