It’s always tricky for the Sound On Sight staff to choose their favourite films each year. Since we have contributors across the globe and because many movies have different release dates in various countries, their is always a few movies that not everyone on our team has the opportunity to watch. These films have a disadvantage since half of the team can’t vote for them, and so sometimes their is one or two great films that just don’t make it in. However I do believe that each and every year the eclectic mix of movies that appear on our list, really does show how much ground we cover. On our list this year you will find three Canadian films, several genre films, a few foreign language films and a bit of the mainstream. Each Sound On Sight critic submits a list of their ten favourite films in order of preference. The first place film of every list will get ten points and so on until the tenth spot receives one point. In addition each film gains an extra point for every list it appears on. I’m extremely happy once again with our list and I strongly believe it is one of the best you will find online. We’ve totaled up the points and here are the results.
Also worth noting: Mother, Fish Tank, Une Prophete, REC, Wild Grass & Everyone Else were all included in last year’s list.
#25 – ‘The Loved Ones’
The Loved Ones
Directed by Sean Byrne
With prom night about to take place, teenagers scramble to find a last minute date. Young, good-looking, rebellious teen Brent (Xavier Samuel) has his date all planned out with the beautiful and vibrant Holly (Victoria Thaine). Brent finds himself turning down offers from several girls, including the school recluse Lola (Robin Mcleavy), only what he doesn’t know is that the quietest girl in school is also the craziest. Lola with the aid of her equally troubled father kidnaps Brent and organizes a private prom, a night of terror that Brent will never forget. The premise might seem familiar, but The Loved Ones offers enough twists and turns at precisely the moments you least expect, taking the story in unexpected turn … (read the full review)