The Grab Bag (Nov. 25, 2014)

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


Chadwick Boseman

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

The Real Deal: An Interview with Documentarian Doug Pray

Andrew Wyatt @ St. Louis Magazine

  • Excerpt: Pray’s absorbing and penetrating works provide a galvanic connection straight into the passions of artists, musicians, rebels, loners, and visionaries.

Tate Taylor

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Festivals: General Coverage

Thessaloniki IFF: Backstage politics bleed on closing gala front stage

Joseph Proimakis @ [Greek]

Thessaloniki IFF: First-timers invade

Joseph Proimakis @ [Greek]

Thessaloniki IFF: Preview

Joseph Proimakis @ [Greek]

Thessaloniki IFF: Recap

Joseph Proimakis @ [Greek]

Thessaloniki IFF: The undervalued importance of very bad films

Joseph Proimakis @ [Greek]

Festivals: Individual Reviews

Ballymun Lullaby

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: Poignant Irish doc screens at Ottawa’s European Union Film Festival

Nånting Måste Gå Sönder

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

Starz Denver Film Festival 2014: Tribute to Lawrence Jordan

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee

Thessaloniki IFF: Yiannis Fagras’ decade-in-the-making Forget me Not finally hits screens

Joseph Proimakis @ [Greek]

Thessaloniki IFF: Yiannis Vesleme’s Norway a hipsters praybook

Joseph Proimakis @ [Greek]

Awards Coverage

Oscar Predictions: Round 3 – Christmas Comes Early?

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: Is there a clearer look at 2014’s back-loaded Oscar race now that ‘Selma’. ‘Big Eyes’ and ‘A Most Violent Year’ have screened?

Oscar Preview: Weekend of Nov. 14-16, 2014

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Looking at the Oscar chances of “Foxcatcher”, “The Homesman” and “Rosewater”

Oscar Predictions: November Predictions, Pre-Precursors

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Our November/pre-precursor Oscar predictions


Streaming TV Series Review: Transparent

Kimberly Gadette @ doddle

  • Excerpt: Jeffrey Tambor creates a character like none other. With his downcast mouth and deliberately slow rhythms, his Maura appears to weigh every word before speaking, measuring kindness against candor. Maura may be a lunking linebacker in lipstick … but the beauty is evident from within.

The Walking Dead’ Season 5 Review: “Consumed” Digs into Carol’s Past

Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See


Destroy All Monsters: Trumbullvision

Matt Brown @ Twitch Film

The Imitation Game: Who Was the Real Alan Turing?

Robert Cashill @

  • Excerpt: The real, and reel, Alan Turing.

Reviews of Short Films

Rebel Menopause

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: British-Italian Short Film Review

Other Articles

After the Fall

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Coming Home

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Death Metal Angola

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Monsieur le Président

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

The Morning After: Nov. 17, 2014

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Short review of “Interstellar”

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