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    TIFF Bell Lightbox Presents The Rise of Beefcake Cinema: ‘Total Recall’ becomes progressively endearing with age

    Total Recall Directed by Paul Verhoeven Written by Ronald Shusett, Dan O’Bannon and Gary Goldman USA, 1990 Thanks to some of the greatest scientific minds of the 20th century, we’ve come to discover that the moon is, in fact, not full of cheese. But thanks to Paul Verhoeven’s 1990 sci-fi action adventure movie, Total Recall, […] More

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    Tumblr Round-Up: ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ – ‘Psycho’ – ‘This Cabin In The Woods’ – Dick Clark – William Klein – ‘Blue Velvet’

    The Tumblr round-up is a compilation of images, links, posters, stories, videos and so on, taken from the Sound On Sight Tumblr account. We simply do not have the man power nor time to write articles on every interesting movie related goody we find, so this is our way of still promoting some of the […] More

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    10 Reasons To Love: Alternative Sci-Fi

    Science Fiction can have a bit of an odd identity in the mainstream publics perception of cinema. Either perceived as a cult, nerdy genre that’s synonymous with Trekkies, gamers, and cosplay Stormtroopers or on the flip-side – a viable channel for overblown, hype-glossy action films, most serious sci-fi goes overlooked by the general film-loving audience. […] More

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    Video of the Day: The Films of Director Michel Gondry

    Kees van Dijkhuisen is back with another wonderful montage of the work of one of his favorite filmmakers. This time he edits together some of the great moments from the films of Michel Gondry. This would mark the 6th video of a series of 12. You can check out his previous videos at the following […] More

  • Aesop’s Movie Fables

    Warning: spoilers for The Adjustment Bureau (and all the other films discussed) follow. The Adjustment Bureau may have been marketed with the line ‘Bourne meets Inception’ (which it attributes to Total Film, though I can’t find this line in Jonathan Crocker’s review) but it’s a softer, sweeter film than that comparison suggests. And although it […] More

  • Top 5 Manic Pixie Dream Girls

    On January 25, 2007, Onion A.V. Club critic Nathan Rabin inadvertently added a phrase to the movie lexicon. One that would eventually get it’s own Wikipedia page and it’s own NPR story. The Manic Pixie Dream Girl. In his review of Elizabethtown, Rabin said the following of Kirstin Dunst’s character: “Dunst embodies a character type I like to call The Manic Pixie Dream Girl (see Natalie Portman in Garden State for another prime example). The Manic Pixie Dream Girl exists solely in the fevered imaginations of sensitive writer-directors to teach broodingly soulful young men to embrace life and its infinite mysteries and adventures. The Manic Pixie Dream Girl is an all-or-nothing-proposition. Audiences either want to marry her instantly (despite The Manic Pixie Dream Girl being, you know, a fictional character) or they want to commit grievous bodily harm against them and their immediate family.” More

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    The 100 Best Films of the Decade: 2000 – 2009 (Part 9)

    25- Mulholland Dr. (2001) Directed by David Lynch Genre: Thriller / Mystery David Lynch delivers yet again with this brilliant, biting, hysterical, and haunting ode to Hollywood. A movie in which the pieces add up to much more than the whole and the solution to the mystery, once realized, is remarkably rewarding. Mulholland Dr. split […] More