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    ‘Deadfall’ falls dead with its lifeless characterizations and DOA plot

    Deadfall Directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky United States, 2012 Fargo has so embedded itself in the American film-going consciousness as a cold thriller, that anything with a suspense plot and snow now seems to warrant immediate comparisons, whether deserved or not. While many things can be leveled at Stefan Ruzowitzky’s thriller, including suspense and snow, Fargo­-like […] More

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    Tribeca 2012: ‘Deadfall’ exploits an ace cast and director to liven up a weak script

    Deadfall Directed by Stefan Ruzowitsky Written by Zach Dean USA, 2012 After winning the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2008 with The Counterfeiters, director Stefan Ruziowitsky’s first American effort is the noir-ish thriller Deadfall. Although it seems that his script could have used at least one more revision, Ruzowitsky’s Oscar-winning pedigree attracted […] More

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    Sketchy Episode 4 – ‘Mary and Max’

    Sketchy is the cartoon podcast from Sound on Sight. This week Matt and Ryan discuss 2009’s Mary and Max, a claymation feature that examines the unlikely friendship between two outcasts. Enjoy! [powerpress] Listen on iTunes! Follow Sketchy! Twitter Facebook More

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    Sound On Sight Radio Rewind: Episode #116 – Star Trek part 1

    Listen now Download show in a separate window Since the original television series hit the airwaves in the 1960s, the Star Trek franchise has captivated the minds of science fiction fans the world over. Please insert your own Star Trek joke here. Feel free to choose from any of the following topics: virginity, living in […] More

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    Just For Laughs 2009 – Funny People

    Funny People Directed by Judd Apatow Creating a hero has been easy for Judd Apatow; whether you’re a 40-year old man who has never had sex or a 20-something freeloader accidentally knocking up a girl during a one night stand, you best be sure these people will rise to the occasion. The hero in Apatow’s […] More

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    Sound On Sight Radio #141 – Just For Laughs

    After so many films at Fantasia, I’d forgotten that it’s possible to laugh at anything but an amusingly coloured pancreas, or the physically brutal awkwardness of an Asian romantic comedy. Thankfully, the Just for Laughs film festival is there to remind me that comedy is not always for serial killers Now in its 13th year, […] More

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    Star Trek

    Star Trek Directed by J.J. Abrams The greatest challenge of taking on any known cultural property in the world of film is that of fulfilling the “fan-service” requirements held by the stalwart fans of said property. Take too many liberties in pursuit of making a more interesting film, and you’ll attract ire (Ang Lee’s Hulk); […] More

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    ‘Star Trek’ Special (part one)

    Since the original television series hit the airwaves in the 1960s, the Star Trek franchise has captivated the minds of science fiction fans the world over. Please insert your own Star Trek joke here. Feel free to choose from any of the following topics: virginity, living in a parent’s basement, and acne. If feeling particularly […] More