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    Toronto After Dark Pre-Festival Spotlight: ‘Bad Milo’ – laboured and ridiculous, but not altogether unfunny.

    In an episode of Community, Britta (played by Gillian Jacobs) once said that an analogy is “a thought with another thought’s hat on.” It may be laboured, clumsy, and teetering on the gobbledygook, but what she said was not altogether incorrect. In fact, that’s pretty much the reason why the scene was funny. Jacob Vaughan’s Bad Milo, in which Jacobs co-stars, deals with a metaphor that, in its execution, feels very much the same way: laboured and ridiculous, but not altogether unfunny. More

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    Mousterpiece Cinema, Episode 103: ‘The Straight Story’

    Everything’s topsy-turvy on Mousterpiece Cinema this week, from top to bottom. For the first time in a while, Gabe’s not on the show due to scheduling issues; in his stead, Josh got two esteemed guests–Peter Labuza of The Cinephiliacs and Jake Cole of–to join him to review, of all things, a David Lynch movie. […] More

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    Director and Actress Duos: The Best, Overlooked, and Underrated

    Riffing on Terek Puckett’s terrific list of director/actor collaborations, I wanted to look at some of those equally impressive leading ladies who served as muses for their directors. I strived to look for collaborations that may not have been as obviously canonical, but whose effects on cinema were no less compelling. Categorizing a film’s lead […] More

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    Video of the Day: Watch the new Nine Inch Nails music video, directed by David Lynch

    Filmmaker David Lynch’s distinct style has earned him numerous fans over the course of his filmmaking career, and his brief foray into television with the series Twin Peaks remains a landmark. While many film fans are lamenting the auteur’s recent statements regarding the current film landscape, and how the difficulties and roadblocks are leaving him […] More

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    EIFF 2013: Harry Dean Stanton profiled in the terrific ‘Partly Fiction’

    In keeping with the acting style of the object of its focus, Sophie Huber’s Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction stays away from extremes in its portrait of one of America’s greatest actors. There is affection, but it is understated and not glowing, while any melancholy elements are not over-stressed. The facts and opinions expressed, through Stanton and various collaborators, are simply allowed to be – free of added manipulation – in what amounts as a rather quiet documentary, excluding film clips with their own soundtracks and instances in which we get to see Stanton express his passion for performing music. Like the documentary’s most discussed film, Paris, Texas (1984), Partly Fiction is serene but also apt at emotional devastation, though as in Wim Wenders’ masterpiece, sorrow and optimism are intertwined. More

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    This past week: Popular articles posted on Sound On Sight

    There is so much great content published every week here at Sound On Sight, that even we have trouble keeping up. So, every Sunday, we will drop a list of the best articles delivered by our hard working, and extremely talented staff. **** The Artful Roger: A Thank You To Roger Ebert The mind rarely […] More

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    Attack of the Trilogies

    E. B. White once wrote, “Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.” Analyzing trilogies seems to the same. The entire point is to enjoy them. Still, given the many sins to be found in film, there are worse things than movie trilogies but few have […] More

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    Wild at heart: David Lynch’s psychotic Wizard of Oz

    Wild at Heart Directed by David Lynch Written by David Lynch 1990, USA Wild at Heart, a hyper, often violent and oddly romantic take on The Wizard of Oz, starts off with a lit match and a brutal attack, and ends with a visit from Glenda the Good Witch and Nicolas Cage singing “Love me tender”. […] More

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