OFCS members don’t just write film reviews. Here are several articles you might find interesting.
Best of Lists
The 10 most exciting films of 2014
The 25 Best Films of 2013
Cinema Junkie Awards
- Excerpt: There’s also a dissonance at the heart of my number two pick, “Only God Forgives” from Denmark’s Nicholas Winding Refn. Set in Bangkok, the film is a meditation on violence and revenge.
Slant Magazine’s Top 25 Films of 2013
Top Ten Shorts 2013
Year In Review: InRO’s Top 20 Films of 2013, Part I
Year In Review: InRO’s Top 20 Films of 2013, Part II
The Coen Brothers Talk ‘Llewyn Davis’
Joseph Proimakis @ Popaganda.gr [Greek]
Festivals: General Coverage
Shorts By Northwest: Curtocircuíto
12 Years a Slave is Golden Globes Best Picture
Best Adapted Screenplay: No Longer a Novel Affair?
- Excerpt: Will this year’s race for Best Adapted Screenplay be the first since 1929 to omit a film based on a novel?
- Excerpt: It is more than just pretty pictures.
CinEuphoria Award Winners 2014
Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]
- Excerpt: CinEuphoria Blog Awards 2014: International Competition, Portuguese Competition, Honorary Awards and Audience Awards
Films, DVDs, Chickens and Eggs: How Screeners Affect Awards Season
Golden Globe Awards
- Excerpt: Let’s just say I am pretending that Elisabeth Moss won for Mad Men (even though it wasn’t even nominated) and not for the bedtime lullaby Top of the Lake (zzzzz…).
Golden Globes: I Declare Emma Thompson the Winner!
- Excerpt: Recap of the 2014 Golden Globe awards broadcast
Nominations for the 86th Academy Awards (and Brief Analysis)
Oscar Morning: The Article (2013)
- Excerpt: A preview and prediction guidline for the 86th Academy Awards nominations
The Oscar Nominations
Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema
- Excerpt: The surprise wasn’t who was on the list, but who wasn’t
Oscar Preview: Precursor Winners & Losers, Week 7
- Excerpt: Looking at the winners and losers of week 7 of Precursor Season
- Excerpt: This year’s Oscar nominations were announced early this morning and they were filled with “OMG” and “told ya” moments.
- Excerpt: If you know me at all then you know that my affinity for snark refuses to let something like the Razzie award nominations, which honors the worst talent in films, pass me by without a single comment.
Doctor Who: “The Time of the Doctor”
- Excerpt: I’ve watched this episode four times now, and it annoys me more every time.
Elementary: Ancient History
- Excerpt: It’s good to see Elementary taking more risks and grow in confidence with this tale that starts with a body but where murder wasn’t the actual cause of death.
Elementary: Poison Pen
- Excerpt: Poison Pen continues what seems to be the theme of Elementary Season Two: a personal exploration of the main character…
Shameless and House of Lies
- Excerpt: Just as I anticipated, Sunday’s season 4 premiere of Shameless titled “Simple Pleasures” served mainly to enable my obsession with V and Kevin (Shanola Hampton and Steve Howey).
Sherlock: Season One
- Excerpt: I have completed Season/Series One of Sherlock, the BBC update of the Sherlock Holmes stories, and frankly I can’t understand why Sherlock fans are so fierce and fanatical over this particular series.
Sherlock: The Great Game
- Excerpt: As much as I wanted to I could never shake off the idea that Sherlock’s Jim Moriarty was a variation of the Master in the revived Doctor Who.
- Excerpt: You’ve seen all these elements before, but you’ve not seen them done like this. As Roger Ebert used to say, “It’s not what a movie is about, but how it’s about it.”
Barbecues and Ballgames: Heat
BBFC revised guidelines released
Ben-Hur: 1925, 1959, and 2010
- Excerpt: The 1959 Ben-Hur remains among the greatest films ever made. Cineastes will enjoy the 1925 version and find good things in it. The 2010 version will be forgotten.
Destroy All Monsters: Stop J.J. Abrams
Home Alone 2 at 20
Pluto – Pluto – Pluto
The Problem With Netflix’s Goofy Sub-Genre Algorithms
- Excerpt: These recommendation engines must be working, or else Netflix wouldn’t keep using them, so my anecdotal experience — that I’ve never used them for anything more than a giggle, and don’t know any serious cinephiles who’d take their recommendations seriously — is probably irrelevant. But I know this much: these intricate categorizations are basically filler for the Netflix front page, a clunky interface that pushes lesser titles so we don’t notice how infrequently they’re streaming what we’re actually looking for.
2014 Oscars Predictions
- Excerpt: Mi quiniela de los Oscars 2014
Between the Conceivable and the Actual: Patrick Keiller’s The View From the Train
The Morning After: January 13, 2014
- Excerpt: Short review of “The Train”