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    Status at the Half: Best Movies of 2013 So Far

    We are now officially half way through the year and so I’ve asked our staff to vote for their favourite films released thus far. Hollywood blockbusters may have disappointed us, but thankfully we can always rely on independent filmmakers to create some truly inspiring films. Rounding out the special mentions is Terrence Malick’s To The […] More

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    ‘Like Someone in Love’

    Like Someone in Love Directed by Abbas Kiarostami France, Japan, 2012 Abbas Kiarostami continues to direct away from, but still in the spirit of Iran with his 2012 effort Like Someone in Love. In a film that is visually different but thematically similar to his Iranian-language masterpiece Taste of Cherry, Kiarostami ruminates on obsessive love […] More

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    Like Someone in Love’ is an extension of Certified Copy and a stand-alone triumph in its own right

    Like Someone in Love Written by Abbas Kiarostami Directed by Abbas Kiarostami France/Japan, 2012  Abbas Kiarostami’s Like Someone in Love wastes little time in developing its singular strangeness. As a follow-up to Certified Copy, this film doesn’t quite inhibit the unique formal prowess of said predecessor, but functions as a deliberately puzzling waltz of a film in its […] More

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    ‘Like Someone in Love’, Abbas Kiarostami’s newest feature, releases a US trailer

    Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami has been a strong presence on the international film stage for over 30 years, with many of his features, including 2010’s Certified Copy, garnering a high amount of critical acclaim and earning him awards as prestigious as the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or. Thus, news of his films are always treated […] More

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    TIFF 2012: ‘Like Someone in Love’ is a troubling and oblique wonder

    Like Someone in Love Written by Abbas Kiarostami Directed by Abbas Kiarostami France/Japan, 2012  Abbas Kiarostami’s Like Someone in Love wastes little time in developing its singular strangeness. As a follow-up to Certified Copy, this film doesn’t quite inhibit the unique formal prowess of said predecessor, but functions as a deliberately puzzling waltz of a film in its […] More

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    TIFF 2012: Ty’s Most Anticipated Films

    Since this will be my first experience at TIFF, I have to say that I’m rather pleased with the films that I’ll be seeing. If I had prior knowledge of the festival schedule before its release, I would have chosen the second weekend instead of the first. Films that I’ll have missed out on include: To […] More

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    The Best Films Of 2011 … So Far!

    While most blogs/sites post their “best of the year so far” lists in June, I like to wait until August – with good reason. You see, we here at Sound On Sight cover various film festivals across the globe. Five of the biggest fests (Sundance, SXSW, Cannes, Tribeca and Fantasia) all take place before August, […] More

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    ‘Hanna’ and ‘Certified Copy’

    One of the better-received films so far this year, Joe Wright’s Bourne-y thriller Hanna, gets the SoS treatment this week courtesy of Rick, Simon and special guest from Chicago, Josh Youngerman, who also joins Justine and Simon to discuss Abbas Kiarostami’s Copie Conforme (Certified Copy), which recently hit Montreal rep cinemas. Finally, we have a […] More

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    ‘Certified Copy’ contemplates the value of itself

    Certified Copy Directed by Abbas Kiarostami Written by Abbas Kiarostam 2010, France, Italy, Iran At the heart of Certified Copy lies an enigma, the solving of which might be entirely beside the point of this new film by incumbent king of Iranian cinema and champion of art, Abbas Kiarostami.  Mad as it may sound, Certified […] More