The Grab Bag (Aug. 26, 2014)

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

Best of Lists

The 45 Greatest Concert Movies of All Time

Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire

  • Excerpt: In honor of Woodstock’s 45th anniversary, we rounded up the 45 best examples of the concert movie genre.


Daniel Radcliffe Interview

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

  • Excerpt: Interview with Daniel Radcliffe for his role in What If

Emily Browning Interview

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

  • Excerpt: Interview with Emily Browning for her role in God Help the Girl

Fabrice du Welz on Calvaire, Vinyan and Alleluia

Anton Bitel @

John McNaughton on ThE HARVEST

Anton Bitel @

Luc Besson Interview

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

  • Excerpt: Interview with Luc Besson for his latest feature film, Lucy

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For – Eva Green

William Bibbiani @ CraveOnline

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For – Robert Rodriguez & Frank Miller

William Bibbiani @ CraveOnline

Thomas Carter on “When the Game Stands Tall”

Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion

Till Kleinert on THE SAMURAI

Anton Bitel @

Festivals: Individual Reviews

FrightFest Keeps Horror Twitching

Anton Bitel @ Guardian

  • Excerpt: preview of FrightFest 2014, focusing on outriders and anomalies


The Underrated Acting Legacy of Robin Williams

Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire

  • Excerpt: He was one of our most talented and versatile actors—a man whose gifts were, through much of his life, wildly underappreciated.

Awards Coverage

Canada, TIFF, and the Oscar Race: Can Anything Top ‘Mommy’?

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: A look at some of the Canadian contenders for Best Foreign Language Film heading to TIFF 2014.


The Divide

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

Rosemary’s Baby (2014)

Jamie S. Rich @ DVD Talk

  • Excerpt: …you’d think Agnieszka Holland (The Secret Garden) secretly wishes she were directing a Lifetime movie about abusive husbands and a woman’s right to choose rather than a horror movie, because her Rosemary’s Baby has very little horror to it.


Destroy All Monsters: The Human Race Can’t Handle Its Imminent Demise, And Other Things I Learned From The Summer of 2014

Matt Brown @ Twitch

La importancia de ser Linklater

José M. Robado @ CineCrítico [Spanish]

  • Excerpt: El cine es filmar a la muerte trabajando. -Jean Cocteau

So This Is an Awkward Moment to Release a Movie Called ‘Let’s Be Cops,’ Eh?

Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire

  • Excerpt: You can understand how it’s maybe not the best moment to ask moviegoers to embrace the lighthearted story of a pair of kicked-around losers who decide to don police uniforms, and find that their fake badges help them attain the power and respect that has thus far eluded them.

Who Should Play Misty Copeland on the Big Screen?

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

Reviews of Short Films


Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Portuguese Short Film Review


Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Portuguese Short Film Review

Lady Blue Shanghai

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria

  • Excerpt: French / US Short Film Review

Other Articles

Bo Svenson

Nell Minow @ The Movie Mom

Brendan Gleeson and John Michael McDonagh of “Calvary”

Nell Minow @ The Movie Mom

Courtesy of SLIFR: Professor Dewey Finn’s Ostentatiously Odd, Scholastically Scattershot Back-to-School (of Rock?) Movie Quiz

Tony Dayoub @ Cinema Viewfinder

Elan Mastai of “What If”

Nell Minow @ The Movie Mom

Gayle Forman of “If I Stay”

Nell Minow @ The Movie Mom

Judy Garland Celebration

Betty Jo Tucker @ Movie Addict Headquarters

  • Excerpt: A podcast discussion with Lorna Luft, who talks about her famous mother’s remarkable show biz career.

The Morning After: Aug. 18, 2014

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Short reviews of “That Thing You Do!”, “Lone Star” and “The Purge: Anarchy”

Portuguese film on Yad Vashem Archive

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

Sei Lá

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

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