OFCS members don’t just write film reviews. Here are several articles you might find interesting.
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5 Black Actors Who Could Be The Next James Bond
- Excerpt: Daniel Craig may be getting ready to take on the weekend box office today as James Bond in Skyfall, but word on the street is Idris Elba is the people’s choice to play 007 next.
Andrei Tarkovsky, Ranked
- Excerpt: Tarkovsky’s political struggles speak to a fundamental core of melancholy in his work, but his films are anything but bitter or depressive; rather, they are defined by their unceasing search for the sacredness in life that can be found against all odds.
Cinema in Noir Talks to “Boyz ‘N the Hood” Actress Alysia Rogers About Her Gritty New Film
- Excerpt: Cinema in Noir Talks to “Boyz ‘N the Hood” Actress Alysia Rogers About Her Gritty New Film
- Excerpt: What’s the difference between a sex surrogate and a prostitute? Love, apparently, according to writer/director Ben Lewin’s new drama, The Sessions.
Top 10 Worst Video Game Movies Ever
- Excerpt: Hollywood has a way of tainting some our favorite TV shows, children’s board games and even classic movies with terrible remakes and adaptations. But perhaps one of its worst offenses is how the big screen has treated our video games for nearly twenty years.
Two New Black Films Reclaim the Male Voice, with Different Results
- Excerpt: Even this year’s Think Like a Man, a movie about male and female relationships, favored the female point of view. So when does the guy get to to have the last word again?
Abel Ferrara (Go Go Tales, Bad Lieutenant)
AFI Fest 2012 Round-Up (Part 2)
- Excerpt: Moving on to the second half of my experience at the 2012 AFI Film Festival, I’m at this point overwhelmed by plots, characters, images, and sounds, entering smoothly into a zone of viewer fatigue where films start to blur together and standout moments and provocative imagery become especially vivid.
DOC NYC 2012 Round-Up Part 1: The Pervert’s Guide To Ideology, Venus and Serena, Can’t Stand Losing You
Juxtaposition as Art: Impressions from Joe Dante’s The Movie Orgy at SLIFF
- Excerpt: Experiencing The Movie Orgy proves to be a kind of ADHD tour of the Boomer generation’s cinematic and televisual memory, assembled with an experimental artist’s audacity and a satirist’s wink.
Oscar Preview: Weekend of Nov. 9-11, 2012
- Excerpt: Looking at the Oscar chances of Skyfall, Lincoln and A Royal Affair
Projection: Oscar – Oscar Politicking
- Excerpt: It’s merely coincidental that the American election cycle shares similar months on the calendar with the Oscar season. But it sure is telling that one so freely gives way to the other, a feverish yearlong push to decide a nation’s leader transitioning into a six-month push to decide who rules the film industry.
- Excerpt: Revered in lesbian circles for its hat-tips to the lifestyle’s authenticity, “Bound” is a neo-noir that earns every ratchet click of tension it draws from its audience.
Criterions for Sale
- Excerpt: Five recommended Blu-rays as the biannual B&N sale winds down.
The Firemen’s Ball
- Excerpt: 25 years before the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia was declared a criminal organization and disbanded, director Milos Forman created a deceptively modest satire that nearly resulted in him being put in prison.
- Excerpt: Author and storyteller Stephen Schochet shares fascinating information about the Master of Suspense.
James Bond at 50: Vesper Lynd and Vodka Martinis
- Excerpt: Answers a few questions about 007’s favorite drink
James Bond: A Retrospective Preview
- Excerpt: Bond films have certain elements: a Villain and Henchman (or woman), at least two Bond Girls (one of whom usually, not always, dies), and an opening song.
Restored Horror of Dracula to hit UK next March
- Excerpt: Footage censored over five decades ago will be seen again on UK home video
Sense of Wonder: James Bond at 50
- Excerpt: A look at how 007 has survived 5 decades on screen, by changing with the times.
The Turin 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.