The Grab Bag (Mar. 11, 2014)

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

Awards Coverage

2014 Academy Awards

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

  • Excerpt: Cate, Matthew, Lupita, And Jared Might Have Taken Home Awards, But It Was Host Ellen DeGeneres Who Was The Biggest Oscar Winner

2014 Independent Spirit Awards

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

  • Excerpt: 12 YEARS A SLAVE And DALLAS BUYERS CLUB Are The Big Winners At The 2014 Independent Spirit Awards

The 86th Annual Academy Awards . . . not exactly over the rainbow

Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema

César du Cinéma 2014: winners

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: French Film Academy Award Winners

My 2014 Oscar Predictions

Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews

Oscar Aftermath: A Reel Treat Indeed

Frank Ochieng @ Focus of New York Magazine

Oscar Aftermath: Where is the Sci-Fi Love?

Frank Ochieng @ SFcrowsnest

Oscar Preview: Winners & Losers, Week 14

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Looking at the final week of precursors and Oscar winners & losers.

Oscar Results Roundtable

Betty Jo Tucker @ Movie Addict Headquarters

  • Excerpt: Podcast featuring critics A.J. Hakari, Mack Bates and Diana Saenger ranting and raving about the 86th Annual Academy Awards show.

What we’ve learned from this year’s Oscars

Joseph Proimakis @ [Greek]

  • Excerpt: First off, it’s worse to miss out on the pizza than the awards

Who’s going home with the Oscar gold for 2013?

Jim Dixon @

  • Excerpt: Best Picture is a genuine horse race this year. For the most part, all nine nominated pictures are credible candidates.


Festivals: General Coverage

10 Most Anticipated Films At SXSW 2014

Dustin Jansick @ Way Too Indie

American Documentary Film Festival 2014 – Preview

James Wegg @ JWR

  • Excerpt: A fascinating array of films for this year’s Palm Springs festival

Notes From the 2014 True/False Film Festival

Andrew Wyatt @ Look/Listen (St. Louis Magazine)

  • Excerpt: It was a cold ‘un but a good ‘um. A survey of the characteristically excellent offerings at True/False 2014.

Festivals: Individual Reviews

America Ferrera, Melonie Diaz And Rory Culkin Headline New Dramas Premiering At The Tribeca Film Festival

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

Discoveries From the Pan Asia Film Festival 2014

Anton Bitel @ Grolsch FilmWorks

A Guide to FrightFest Glasgow 2014

Anton Bitel @ Grolsch FilmWorks

Tip Top

Kenji Fujishima @ The House Next Door


The Walking Dead

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk


The controversy over Jared Leto’s Oscar win neglects the bigger issue

Jennie Kermode @ The Independent

Destroy All Monsters: Pageantry’s Responsibility To Morality At The Oscars Read more:

Matt Brown @ Twitch

If You Like the ‘Before’ Films, You Might Also Like ‘Medicine for Melancholy’

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

Oscar’s Forgotten Nominees: Adèle Exarchopoulos

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

Reviews of Short Films


Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Spanish Short Film Review


Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Spanish Short Film Review

Sin Palabras

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Spanish Short Film Review

Other Articles

2014 Oscar predictions

James Plath Plath @ Movie Metropolis

  • Excerpt: Oscar-by-the-Numbers picked the Best Picture. Now I weigh in on the other major categories.

Online Film Critics Society announces ‘Best of the Best Picture Winners’

Jim Dixon @

  • Excerpt: The critics polled showed a marked preference for older films. The top 20 are virtually all classics, and for the most part, not that recent. Only 2007’s “No Country for Old Men” was made in this century.The top twenty are accompanied by selected capsule reviews by OFCS members.

The Rainmaker or: A-Coppola-pse Now Redux

Tony Dayoub @ Cinema Viewfinder

  • Excerpt: …Coppola now contemplates the impending possibility of great-grandchildren as a kind of immortality… perhaps a better one than the cinematic one he’s always sought.

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