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    Staff List: The 40 Best Films of 2012

    To say that none of the 40 + films on our staff-voted list is universally beloved is putting it mildly; but then, that’s the nature of polls like these. Every year we’ve run this poll, there’s been a runaway winner; this year, the top film crossed the three-hundred-point threshold, a first here at Sound On […] More

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    The Best Movie Trailers of 2012

    An effective trailer can do wonders for a film. For every movie that is guaranteed to have an audience, there are many more that need to build their own buzz, and there’s no faster way to do that than with a good trailer. A well made trailer can turn a monster movie from a first-time […] More

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    ‘Anna Karenina’ a visually sumptuous drama whose parts are more satisfying than the whole

    Anna Karenina Directed by Joe Wright Written by Tom Stoppard United Kingdom and France, 2012 Joe Wright is, at heart, a flamboyant showman, cut from the same cloth as P.T. Barnum, someone whose florid sensibility is present even in the most down-to-earth literary adaptations, like Pride and Prejudice or Atonement. As such, the deliberately theatrical […] More

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    ‘Anna Karenina’ is a mostly successful aesthetic treat

    Anna Karenina Written for the screen by Tom Stoppard Directed by Joe Wright UK/France, 2012 For most of its running time, Joe Wright’s version of Anna Karenina takes place within interior confines, with nearly every scene occurring on a set of noticeable stages. There are no attempts to disguise the artificiality of the film’s appearance: […] More

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    TIFF 2012: ‘Anna Karenina’ is an aesthetic marvel that mostly succeeds elsewhere

    Anna Karenina Written for the screen by Tom Stoppard Directed by Joe Wright UK/France, 2012 For most of its running time, Joe Wright’s version of Anna Karenina takes place within interior confines, with nearly every scene occurring on a set of noticeable stages. There are no attempts to disguise the artificiality of the film’s appearance: […] More

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    TIFF 2012 Gala and Special Presentation Films Announced

    Toronto – On July 24th, Piers Handling, CEO and Director of TIFF, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director, unveiled some of the films that will headline the 37th Toronto International Film Festival. According to Bailey, TIFF 2012 will include the “most diverse Gala programme to date with films from Japan, China, India, the United Kingdom, Denmark, […] More

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    Thirty Most Anticipated films of 2012: #21-30

    The best part about being a film fan in a big city is that you are exposed to so many films that you would have otherwise never heard of. Obscure arthouse releases, strange french films and more film festivals that you can shake a fist at, it’s rare that I am able to predict with […] More