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    Blaxploitation Cinema Special

    This week, we resurrect the perverted stepsister of Sound on Sight we call Sordid Cinema for a special occasion: Grindhouse Wednesdays is putting on a special screening of Jack Hill’s classic blaxploitation flick Coffy at the Rialto Theater, and organizer / programmer Ben Godin is joining us to talk about the movie, after which we’ll […] More

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    Sound On Sight Radio #168: Black Dynamite & House of the Devil

    Part one of this week’s major housecleaning here at SOS concerns two retro throwbacks, and something decidedly different. Of the first sort, we have Ti West’s celebrated horror flick The House of the Devil, as well as Scott Sanders’ blaxploitation spoof / homage Black Dynamite. The odd one out is Australian director Adam Elliott’s five-years-in-the-making […] More

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    Fantasia 2009: ‘Black’

    Sound on Sight co-host Al Kratina is covering Fantasia for the Montreal Gazette’s Cine Files blog. Read an excerpt below. Black Directed by Pierre Laffargue It must be difficult to do anything original with the urban crime drama, since most of the more familiar tropes have migrated from gritty 1970s cult films to G Unit […] More