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    Ricky D’s 50 Favourite Films of 2012 (Part One)

    2012 wasn’t a bad year for movies. It was actually a great year. The problem is, the movies we were most anticipating, specifically the Hollywood blockbusters like Prometheus and The Hobbit, didn’t live up to our expectations. With that said I still managed to make a list of 50 films I loved. Maybe I just […] More

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    ‘Wuthering Heights’ a spare, intense, and raw adaptation of Bronte’s classic novel

    Wuthering Heights Directed by Andrea Arnold Written by Andrea Arnold and Olivia Hetreed United Kingdom, 2011 In bringing Wuthering Heights, perhaps the stormiest of the Victorian-era romances, to life on film once again, director and co-writer Andrea Arnold gives the story a fresh, arty, and bleak new coat of paint. The tale of Heathcliff and […] More

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    2012: The Best Movies of September

    Every thirty days, I like to post a list of my favorite films I’ve recently seen. 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: Tabu Directed […] More

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    Great Films Directed by Women Pt. 1

    Not too long ago I asked the Sound On Sight staff to choose their ten favourite films of all time. The result led to mixed reactions (both by staff and readers), and some angry feedback. But how could any of us select only ten films from the thousands we’ve seen and walk away happy with […] More

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    Latest adaptation of ‘Wuthering Heights’, helmed by Andrea Arnold, now has a full trailer

    Emily  Brontë’s Wuthering Heights is a classic novel by any definition of the word, and has thus seen numerous cinematic adaptations, with everyone from Laurence Olivier to Ralph Fiennes having taken on the iconic role of Heathcliff, and directors such as Luis Buñuel having taken a crack at the material. Now Andrea Arnold, who turned heads […] More

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    ‘Wuthering Heights’ is a wonderfully bold, almost elemental adaptation

    Wuthering Heights Written by Andrea Arnold and Olivia Hetreed Directed by Andrea Arnold UK, 2011 This review contains some narrative spoilers for this film and Emily Brontë’s novel. By far the highlight of Andrea Arnold’s offbeat adaptation is the almost elemental and primeval depiction of the harsh Yorkshire moors, creating a palpable raw atmosphere and […] More

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    Trailer for Andrea Arnold’s brilliant ‘Wuthering Heights’

    After retiring from her career as a television presenter, Arnold studied directing at the prestigious AFI Conservatory in Los Angeles and trained in screenwriting at the PAL Labs in Kent. She won the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film for Wasp, in 2005. Red Road is the first instalment of Advance Party, a […] More

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    TIFF 2011: ‘Wuthering Heights’ – a refreshingly raw and breathtaking adaptation for a new generation

    Wuthering Heights Directed by Andrea Arnold Screenplay by Olivia Hetreed 2011, UK Based on Emily Brontë’s gothic novel from over 160 years ago, Wuthering Heights is a surprising choice for Andrea Arnold’s third feature. Fans of previous film adaptations are most likely to be disappointed in the new big screen version, but this radical new […] More

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    TIFF 2011: ‘Wuthering Heights’ – relentless cinematic poetry

    Wuthering Heights Directed by Andrea Arnold 2011, UK, 128 minutes Andrea Arnold’s Wuthering Heights is an absolute gem of a film. Of all the adaptations I’ve seen of Emily Brontë’s masterpiece, this has come the closest to capturing the destructive passion and stark emotional cruelty of that novel, and perhaps the only to truly add […] More

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    Sound On Sight Radio #189: Fish Tank / All About My Mother

    Our Pedro Almodovar spotlight concludes with his 1997 breakout hit All About My Mother, which endeared the Spanish filmmaker to a wide international audience. We’ll also be talking about Andrea Arnold’s Fish Tank, which recently took home the BAFTA for Best British Feature, bating out such heavyweights as An Education. Special guest Eduardo Lucatero, freshly […] More

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    Fish Tank

    Fish Tank Directed by Andrea Arnold – “less politically inclined than Ken Loach or theatrically mannered than Mike Leigh – the film operates in a realm well-trod in UK cinema and serves as a welcome antidote to the adrenaline-fueled demands of the summer season.” – The UK has a proud tradition of social realist cinema, pioneered by […] More

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    Fish Tank

    Fish Tank Directed by Andrea Arnold The UK has a proud tradition of social realist cinema, pioneered by the so-called British New Wave in the mid-1960’s and the grimly dour, class conscious debuts of Karel Reisz, Tony Richardson and  Lindsay Anderson. Although the contemporary British film industry primarily serves as an adjunct to the Hollywood blockbuster machine, keeping their […] More