More stories

  • in

    2012: The Best Movies of February

    Every thirty days, I like to post a list of my favorite films I’ve recently watched. Here are the best films I’ve seen throughout the month of September. This list is based on movies theatrically released here in Canada, and I do not include what I have seen at film festivals. **** 1: The Turin […] More

  • in

    2012′s Great Movie Moments: February

    At the end of each month, the Sound On Sight staff will band together to write an article about their favourite scenes in films released. Here are our favourite scenes from the month of February. **** A Separation – Opening scene A Separation opens with a simple but wonderful stationary shot that quickly sets everything […] More

  • in

    BAFTAs 2012: Who’s going to win? – part 1

    The BAFTAs is one of those award ceremonies you can count on the go against the norm.  Always the one to celebrate more independent films and the actors, actresses and directors snubbed by the Academy Awards have a chance of a nomination. In light of the forthcoming awards ceremony on Sunday 12 February, here are […] More

  • in

    2012’s Great Movie Moments: January

    At the end of each month, the Sound On Sight staff will band together to write an article about their favourite scenes in films released. Here are our favourite scenes from the month of January. – The Grey – In media res Near the end of Joe Carnahan’s admirably ambling survival thriller, the energy begins […] More

  • in

    F**k the Golden Globes, Here are the winners for the 2012 London Film Critics Circle Awards

    We’re still halfway though award season and so here comes another awards ceremony; only this one we actually care about (unlike the Golden Globes). The winners for the 2012 London Film Critics Circle Awards have been announced and thanlfully these critics actually know what they’re doing. Michel Hazanavicius’ silent film The Artist continues its near […] More

  • in

    ‘A Separation’ a rarity that succeeds on many levels

    A Separation Written and directed by Asghar Farhadi Iran, 2011 A Separation is one of those multi-purpose titles that suggests many different conditions under examination in this richly textured film. The most obvious separation is the dissolution of the marriage between two main characters, Simin (Leila Hatami) and Nader (Peyman Moadi). Simin has a visa […] More

  • in

    Staff List: The 30 Best Films of 2011

    With more movies in limited and general release than ever before, 2011 was a ridiculously crowded year for both casual and discerning moviegoers alike. One by-product of the glut is a refreshing lack of consensus; so many films have been championed in so many corners – while those same films get trashed in others – […] More

  • in

    NYFF 2011: The Sound On Sight Staff Picks Their Favourite Films

      Kenneth Broadway A Separation Directed by Asghar Farhadi A Separation is one of the most intellectually stimulating pieces of entertainment I have experienced in a long time. It piles layers upon layers of intrigue, social commentary, ethical dilemmas, gender politics, and more. A tremendous amount of thought obviously went into the making of A […] More

  • in

    NYFF 2011: ‘A Separation’ a rarity that succeeds on many levels

    A Separation Written and directed by Asghar Farhadi Iran, 2011 A Separation is one of those multi-purpose titles that suggests many different conditions under examination in this richly textured film.  The most obvious separation is the dissolution of the marriage between two main characters, Simin (Leila Hatami) and Nader (Peyman Moadi).  Simin has a visa […] More

  • in

    NYFF2011: Look Out For These Films

    TIFF might be closing in on the bend, but the New York Film Festival is ready to pick up the baton. Beginning September 30 to October 16th, the Film Society at the Lincoln Center will be holding their 49th annual festival, and sure enough Sound On Sight will be there. Be on the look out […] More