The Grab Bag

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

Best of Lists

10 Best Bond Henchmen

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan

  • Excerpt: # 8. Any guy who listens to The Pretenders while readying to kill someone can’t be all bad.

10 Holiday Movies that Scare the Bejesus Out of Us

C Freder @ Reel Talk

  • Excerpt: Back in the day, holiday movies used to feature messy family dinners and a nice Hallmark message at the end. Now it seems like Hollywood is waging war against that image and replacing it with blasphemy personified—murder, mayhem and raunchy sex.

10 Worst Bond Henchmen

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan

  • Excerpt: # 6. One, I imagine, would have found homophobia rather hilarious in the 1970s, but it doesn’t make any sense and just looks vulgar now.


Alexander Poe and Jennifer Carpenter Dish on “Ex-Girlfriends”

Stephen Saito @

  • Excerpt: The first-time writer/director and the star of “Dexter” talk about how love can be hard, but shooting a low-budget indie feature in Grand Central Station can be harder in terms of their twisty new romantic comedy.

doddle’s Exclusive Interview with Filmmaker Wes Anderson

Kimberly Gadette @ doddle

First-Time Filmmaker Mariette Monpierre Talks Hollywood Representation and Skin Color on “Cinema in Noir”

C Freder @ Reel Talk

  • Excerpt: The film follows the title character, a young woman (excellently played by Stana Roumillac), who journeys to her homeland in Guadeloupe in search of her estranged father and her own self-identity.

Gilman, Hayward Emerge as Young Lovebirds in ‘Moonrise Kingdom’

Kimberly Gadette @ Tri-City Herald

Movies, Music and Wallflowers with ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ co-star Schwartzman

Kimberly Gadette @ Tri-City Herald

Stephen Rebello on “Hitchcock”

Frank Swietek @ One Guy’s Opinion


Totally Bogart That

Jamie S. Rich @ Portland Mercury

  • Excerpt: The You’ll Take It and Like It selections may seem a tad obvious, but they’re also Bogart at his best. They call them classics for a reason, and you can’t get more classic than Humphrey.

Oscar Coverage

Oscar Predictions, 11/21/2012

Jason McKiernan @ Next Projection

  • Excerpt: …the fact that critics are now slathering all over Lincoln means we may have the makings of an early-season frontrunner. I’m not entirely convinced yet, though…gonna have to wait to see Les Mis before I abandon ship.

Oscar Predictions: Nov. 2012 (Pre-Precursor)

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Oscar Preview: Weekend of Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 2012

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Looking at the Oscar chances of Life of Pi, Rise of the Guardians, the Central Park Five, Hitchcock and Rust and Bone

Other Articles

The 2013 Independent Spirit Awards Go Hard for Beasts, Moonrise and Silver Linings

C Freder @ Reel Talk

  • Excerpt: There’s not a whole lot of comedies that received recognition, except the underrated dramedy, of sorts, Celeste and Jesse Forever, which scored a screenplay nod for writers Rashida Jones and Will McCormack, who also starred in the movie.

Box office Report: Can ‘Twilight’ and ‘Skyfall’ Help 2012 Become the Biggest Box office Year in History?

Erik Childress @

Criticwatch – the Quote Whores Are Coming! the Quote Whores Are Coming!

Erik Childress @ eFilmCritic

Dwayne Johnson Stars in the Revenge Action Thriller, “Snitch” [FIRST LOOK]

C Freder @ Reel Talk

  • Excerpt: In the first trailer for his latest action flick, Snitch, the former wrestler plays a father who will stop at nothing to avenge the wrongful jail sentence of his son, who was framed for a drug heist.

Film Threat Podcast 77

Don Lewis @ Film Threat

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