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    ‘Antiviral’ an icky if slightly too unbelievable new body-horror film

    There is, one imagines, a breaking point with exactly how infatuated any of us will be with the modern celebrity. We fawn over them in tabloid magazines, keep tabs on their romantic lives, and get angry when they make choices we disagree with, but how far are we willing to go? Would any of us actually want to be infected with a virus or disease simply because a celebrity got it first? More

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    Almost Arthouse #18: ‘To the Wonder’ & ‘Antiviral’

    On this week’s Almost Arthouse, our hosts are traveling To the Wonder to wrestle with Terrence Malick’s latest film, a modern romance starring Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, and Javier Bardem. Also on the docket this week is Brandon Cronenberg’s celebrity obsessed horror/satire Antiviral. Joining Ty and Tom this week to discuss both films is fellow friend of the […] More

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

      25: The Dark Knight Rises Directed by Christopher Nolan Screenplay by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan 2012, USA The Dark Knight Rises feels as if it was made up of two equal halves, with the most critical moment of the film breaking the movie in half, almost literally. While the second half may have […] More

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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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    2012: The Best Movies of October

    Every thirty days, I like to post a list of my favorite films I’ve recently watched. Here are the best films I’ve seen throughout the month of October. This list is based on movies theatrically released here in Canada, and I do not include what I have seen at film festivals. **** 1: Holy Motors […] More

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    Festival du Nouveau Cinéma 2012: ‘Antiviral’ is ahead of its time

    Antiviral Written by Brandon Cronenberg Directed by Brandon Cronenberg Canada, 2012 Whether it is on the level of style, theme or pedigree, Brandon Cronenberg’s new film Antiviral is sure to divide critical and popular reception. Audiences will almost universally fit into two categories: those who walk away inspired and those who will walk away alienated, […] More

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    BFI London Film Festival 2012 – ‘Antiviral’, a passingly potent syringe of contemporary criticism on the cult of celebrity

    Antiviral Written by Brandon Cronenberg Directed by Brandon Cronenberg USA, 2012 It can’t be easy growing up in the shadow of your critically lauded father, especially if you harbour the same artistic ambitions to express yourself through an identical communicative medium, telling tales that can either frighten and terrify, to provoke glee or grins, a striving for […] More

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    Fantastic Fest 2012 Wrap Up: The Best of the Fest

    Fantastic Fest is over but that doesn’t mean we should stop promoting the incredible line-up of movies programmed. It has become a Sound on Sight tradition that once the event has finished, we post a festival wrap-up highlighting our favourite films. Here are the top three picks from four of our writers. You can check […] More

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    Fantastic Fest 2012: ‘Antiviral’

    Antiviral Directed by Brandon Cronenberg Screenplay by 2012, Canada One doesn’t wear the Cronenberg name lightly. David Cronenberg has had one of the most odd and respected careers in the business, and any conversation about body horror begins and ends with his name. Naturally, Brandon Cronenberg’s first feature film–a body horror film, at that–comes loaded with […] More

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    TIFF 2012: Justin’s Most Anticipated Films

    I’m a proud Torontonian. The Toronto International Film Festival is a great example of why. With great movies coming from all corners of the globe, the festival matches the diversity and quality of its host city, and is a marquee event on anybody’s social calendar. In its 37th incarnation, TIFF 2012 promises to be yet […] More

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    Trailer: Brandon Cronenberg’s ‘Antiviral’ gets knee-deep in body horror

    Taking a page or two from his father’s book, Brandon Cronenberg’s Antiviral falls very much in line with the family oeuvre. Having already premiered at Cannes earlier this year, Antiviral follows Syd March (Caleb Landry Jones), an employee at a clinic that sells injections of live viruses harvested from sick celebrities to obsessed fans. Things get […] More