‘Promised Land’ Promises are All Lies

Promised Land Written by John Krasinski and Matt Damon, based on a story by Dave Eggers Directed by Gus Van Sant 2012, USA, imdb,  Josh Spiegel's much more positive review I walked out of the theatre disliking Promised Land and the more I…

I Am El Generico’s Father

The corner of the Internet occupied by Independent Wrestling exploded this week when it was reported that Montreal-based independent wrestler El Generico had signed with the WWE. What the "dirt sheets" (i.e. the wrestling news and rumour…

Mike’s Top Feature Films of 2012

Since I started writing for Sound on Sight during Fantasia 2011, 2012 was my first full year of writing for the site. I started the year by joining Josh on the Mousterpiece Cinema Podcast. During the year I attended Fantasia for the 15th…

James Bond by the Numbers

Public confession time: I am a bit of a geek. I obsess over punctuation and fuss over math. In fact, in the part of my job that pays the bills (because acting as Festival Director for the YoungCuts Film Festival is more a labor of love) I…

Why I Love ‘Quantum of Solace’

Quantum of Solace Written by Paul Haggis, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade Directed by Marc Forster UK, 2008 On the Mousterpiece Cinema podcast, Josh and I frequently joke about our "Island Films" by which we don't mean the films that we would…

The Tao of ‘Wreck-It Ralph’

Wreck-It Ralph Written by Phil Johnston and Jennifer Lee with additional story material by John C. Reilly Directed by Rich Moore USA 2012 imdb If you haven't seen Wreck-It Ralph, go see it, it's really good, no matter what my Grouchy…

It’s Hard to Love ‘Smashed’

Smashed Written by James Ponsoldt and Susan Burke Directed by James Ponsoldt USA 2012 imdb Simon Howell's TIFF review The reason to see Smashed is an amazing performance by Mary Elizabeth Winstead as an alcoholic 1st grade teacher, married…

Rian Johnson’s Clockwork Men

Brick Written and directed by Rian Johnson. imdb USA 2005 Edgar Chaput's Review The Brothers Bloom Written and directed by Rian Johnson. imdb USA 2008 Looper Written and directed by Rian Johnson. imdb USA 2012 Sound on Sight podcast about…