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 Girls

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan

  • Excerpt: Tiffany Case is unique in that she’s about the only Bond Girl who appears to be having a good time.

10 Worst Bond Girls

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan

  • Excerpt: Here’s proof positive that one can have a provocative name and have a simply terrible Bond Girl (although I don’t see what’s so provocative about the name Holly).

The Films of 2012: Ranked and Reviewed

Luke Bonanno @

  • Excerpt: Why would you try to rank 140 films that are overwhelmingly dissimilar? Who does that?!


Crowdfunding, Kickstarter, Soft Gun

Mathieu Li-Goyette @ Panorama-cinéma [French]

David Petrarca (Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire)

Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix

Glasgow on screen: Nicola Balkind on her new book about the cinema-loving city

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Melissa Young: Urban Renewal, Detroit-Style

Phil Hall @

  • Excerpt: Interview with documentary filmmaker Melissa Young about her new film “We Are Not Ghosts”


Gebo and the Shadow

Kenji Fujishima @ Slant Magazine

Other Articles

50 Films That Changed The World

Phil Hall @

  • Excerpt: A celebration of the films that had a profound impact on the film world and the wider society

A A Look at the Oscar-Nominated Best Foreign Language Film, ‘War Witch’

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

( At Least) Eight Questions About Silver Linings Playbook

Sarah D Bunting @ Tomato Nation

Cinema Sight’s 17th Anniversary Announcement

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Celebrating 17 years on the internet.

Die Hard Quadrilogy

Marcio Sallem @ Em Cartaz [Portuguese]

Feb. 19 Blu-ray/DVD releases

Phil Villarreal @

Going underground – GFF days 4 & 5: James D’Arcy, daleks and the secret of the subway.

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

A Good Day to Die Hard’ Is a Bad Day for John McClane and the ‘Die Hard’ Franchise

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

James Franco Teams with Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez for a “Girls Gone Wild” Video by the Name of ‘Spring Breakers’

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

Marvels of Mars – GFF days 6 & 7: Steve Niles, Steven Sterlacchini, Alex Salmond and the terrors of the deep.

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Poverty Porn, Cold Narratives, and the Appreciation of Life in 2012 Film (Motifs in Cinema)

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

  • Excerpt: Specifically, audiences were fascinated to watch the many stories which showed how certain characters lived their daily lives under unimaginable duress, or in a somehow unorthodox way that doesn’t compare to what we’ve seen or been exposed to in past films.


Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Spanish Short Film Review

True north – GFF Days 2 & 3: Nick Higgins, James Cosmo, Billy Connolly and (not) dying at the end.

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

William E. Jones: “Killed” at the St. Louis Art Museum

Andrew Wyatt @ Temporary Art Review

  • Excerpt: The most immediately striking aspect of William E. Jones‘ 2009 video Killed is the extent to which it fascinates on purely aesthetic grounds, quite apart from any appreciation of its contents’ origins.

Young love – GFF Day 1: Youthful antics, Populaire, Pollyanna McIntosh and John C Reilly.

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

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