OFCS members don’t just write film reviews. Here are several articles you might find interesting.
Best of Lists
“I’ll Drink to That…”: Top 10 Alcoholic Movie Characters
- Excerpt: Alcoholism in the movies have been played for both dramatic and comical effect. In fact some of the binge drinking done on the big screen have garnered considerable praise and pathos resulting in many performers winning Oscars and Oscar nominations based on this very serious addiction.
Able to Disable: Top 10 Oscar-Winning Disability-Bound Movie Characters
- Excerpt: The old saying goes is that if you want to win an Academy Award then the best way is to undertake playing a disabled part or portraying a famous personality in a biopic. In some cases, actors have accomplished both themes and reached their Oscar-attaining goals
Lip Service: The Top 10 Movie Catchphrases
- Excerpt: The obligatory movie catchphrase…memorable golden dialogue for the cinematic soul. What film fan does not enjoy reciting and repeating their favorite movie quotes?
Sound on Sight: Top 10 Random “Sound” and “Sight” Movie Titles
- Excerpt: Specifically, we can recognize Sound on Sight by acknowledging movie names that contain the words “sound” and “sight” in their titles.
AFTERMATH Director Talks Production, Horror & Working with Edward Furlong
David Ichioka of “The Boxtrolls”
- Excerpt: LAIKA’s films are made in stop-motion, “the antithesis of modern filmmaking.” Normal films are created by making still photos of a moving thing. Stop motion is posing and composing still pictures that are stationary but making it look like motion.
Divine Grace: Minks Stole Remembers the World’s Biggest Star
Planes: Fire & Rescue’s Erik Estrada
The Purge: Anarchy Star Frank Grillo
Richard Linklater of “Boyhood”
- Excerpt: “This is an odd movie, because it’s a period piece film, but we were filming it in the present tense,” he explained. “You don’t get that opportunity very often.” Knowing as you film that what you are shooting won’t be seen for another decade, “you kind of look at that differently. Film’s a powerful recorder of the present. If you look at a silent film, even if you don’t like the movie, it’s a great record of how people lived and what fashions were. I had no agenda, but I thought this would demarcate its era, just by its own existence.”
Festivals: General Coverage
Edinburgh Film Festival: In the Dark
- Excerpt: From my tiny vantage point in a cushioned chair with a film reel spinning, all I can say is that film is strong here, and there are many voices out there to be heard — Israeli, Palestinian, all of us — and that a movie theater can be much more than a place of escape.
The Inbetweener: Relatable Pictures at Edinburgh Film Festival
Out on the Laško
Pecking Order: Michael Pattison Gets the Bird on Bergman’s Island
TIFF 2014: What Canadian Films Could Play Toronto
- Excerpt: A look at potential Canadian films for the TIFF line-up, including new films by Bruce McDonald, Carl Bessai, and Rafael Ouellet
Festivals: Individual Reviews
Before We Go
Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts 19th Annual French Film Festival – Age of Panic
- Excerpt: Writer/director Justine Triet leverages her documentary experience in her feature film debut to create a sense of escalating stress, a bubble about to burst in both the mobbed streets of Paris and Laetitia’s personal life.
Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts 19th Annual French Film Festival – Les Apaches
- Excerpt: De Peretti favors observation over plot-driven dialogue and packs a punch in a scant 82 minutes.
Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts 19th Annual French Film Festival – Miss and the Doctors
- Excerpt: …heralds a new filmmaking voice, one who makes the familiar glow anew.
Home From Home: Chronicle of a Vision
I Touched all of Your Stuff
I, Of Whom I Know Nothing
Ming of Harlem: Twenty-One Storeys in the Air
Set Fire to the Stars
Horrible Histories: John McGrath
Oscar Preview: Weekend of Jul. 11-13, 2014
- Excerpt: Looking at the Oscar chances of “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” and “Boyhood”
The Legend of Korra – Book Two: Spirits
- Excerpt: Korra’s challenges this go-around extend beyond the physical plane to the spiritual realm, and the animators meet this challenge with some pretty incredible designs. The action outshines the drama, which can kind of drag, but stick it out, the payoff is big.
Reviews of Short Films
Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]
- Excerpt: Portuguese Short Film Review
Fox bids for Time Warner
Jack Reacher, The Paperboy and The Wolverine topped BBFC complaints list for 2013
- Excerpt: [VIDEO ESSAY] “Life Itself” has too much to do with Roger Ebert’s death and not enough to do with the man who trademarked a couple of thumbs pointed either up or down.
The Morning After: Jul. 14, 2014
- Excerpt: A short review of “Snowpiercer”
Seven Years of Movie Fun
- Excerpt: A podcast celebrating Movie Addict HQ’s seven years on BlogTalkRadio.