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    Ten Best Movies of 2011

    300 episodes. If that sounds like an insane number to you, that’s because it damn well is. Since the inception of the radio show roughly four years ago, we’ve reviewed roughly 750 films (if not more), undergone loads of changes in lineup, format, and recording setup, and had our share of trials. With 2011 coming […] More

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    2011: The year’s best movie moments (part 2)

      Most moviegoers can agree on one thing: there were way too many movies this year. If you’re (un)fortunate enough to live in New York, you had the opportunity to see around 600 new features come and go; the rest of us didn’t get that many fewer. That means that anyone who’s been put in […] More

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    2011: The year’s best movie moments (part 1)

    Most moviegoers can agree on one thing: there were way too many movies this year. If you’re (un)fortunate enough to live in New York, you had the opportunity to see around 600 new features come and go; the rest of us didn’t get that many fewer. That means that anyone who’s been put in a […] More

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    Philadelphia Film Festival: ‘Beyond the Black Rainbow’

    Beyond the Black Rainbow Directed by Panos Cosmatos Canada, 2010 If any of the many 1980s-synth-homage bands out there right now need a music video they should call Panos Cosmatos immediately. His Beyond the Black Rainbow, while failing to serve much feature-length cinematic purpose, is the perfect vehicle for a 3 ½ minute, leather-clad, red-saturated, […] More

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    Best Horror Films / Thrillers of 2011

    Filmmakers have continued to push boundaries and find new innovative ways to elicit the emotions of fear, disgust and horror from viewers. Since Alfred Hitchcock directors strived to provoke viewer’s nightmares, hidden fears, revulsions and terror of the unknown. Although a good deal of it is about the supernatural, others have focused more on a […] More

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    Fantastic Fest 2011: ‘Beyond The Black Rainbow’ austere, cerebral, and sometimes maddening

    Beyond The Black Rainbow Directed by Panos Cosmatos Screenplay Panos Cosmatos Canada, 2011 Director Panos Cosmatos pays homage to sci-fi films of the 70’s and 80’s with his first feature Beyond The Black Rainbow, a melting pot rich in bold images and thick in retro atmosphere. While many claim Cosmatos exhibits a Kubrikian influence, Rainbow […] More

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    Best Of Canadian Genre Film 2011

    The line up for the Fantasia Film Festival had so many great films this year, that we are still playing catch-up, even a month after the festival has ended. On this episode of Sordid Cinema, Simon, Rick and Justine sit down and discuss three of the best Canadian genre films of the year, starting with […] More

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