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    The Definitive Movies of 1995

    20. Dead Man Walking Directed by: Tim Robbins Susan Sarandon earned herself an Oscar for her work in “Dead Man Walking,” a film directed by her then husband, Tim Robbins. She plays Sister Prejean, a nun who befriends a death row inmate named Matthew (Oscar nominated Sean Penn) as they confide in one another and […] More

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    TIFF 2014: ‘Manglehorn’ is David Gordon Green’s most daring film to date

    David Gordon Green has never allowed himself to be easily pinned down as a filmmaker. After making his name with dreamy independent films about relationships and growing up, he moved onto big budget comedies of varying quality. While even his most dire efforts bring a certain amount of style (even the awful Your Highness had a compelling visual softness not usually associated with medieval stoner comedies), many have mourned the direction of his career. His newest effort, Manglehorn, feels like a bastard child of these two worlds. In many ways it’s his most visually adventurous film since his career began, but it’s hardly a return to his early work in terms of feel, theme or style. More

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    The Definitive ‘What the F**k?’ Movies: 30-21

    30. Conspirators of Pleasure (1996) Directed by: Jan Švankmajer We’ve already seen two films from Jan Švankmajeron the list, but this elaborate movie about a number of separate, but connected people takes the cake. Conspirators of Pleasure follows six people, each with their own incredibly unsettling fetish. A letter carrier ingests dough balls every night before […] More

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    Week in Review: Is Studio Ghibli closing?

    Could the magic that has come from films like Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro and Grave of the Fireflies be coming to an end? Thompson on Hollywood is reporting that Hayao Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli may be closing its doors because the cost of making hand-drawn animated films with the attention to detail they include might […] More

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    Status at the Half: Best Movies of 2013 So Far

    We are now officially half way through the year and so I’ve asked our staff to vote for their favourite films released thus far. Hollywood blockbusters may have disappointed us, but thankfully we can always rely on independent filmmakers to create some truly inspiring films. Rounding out the special mentions is Terrence Malick’s To The […] 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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    A Tribute to ‘Spring Breakers’: Inside Alien’s S#!t!

    No animals were harmed in the making of Spring Breakers , but impressionable young minds were. Everybody’s talking about Harmony Korine’s latest film and more so, the virtually unrecognizable James Franco in one of the film’s leading roles. Killer Infographics recently put together this chart taking a look inside the life of Franco’s Alien, and […] More

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    ‘Spring Breakers’ and ‘Gummo’Sordid Cinema Podcast #54

    As the kids might say, the internets are all abuzz over Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers, his most mainstream-accessible provocation yet. Ricky, Edgar and Simon try their best to separate hype from reality, while taking the time to look back at Korine’s debut, 1997’s lo-fi opus Gummo. [powerpress] Playlist: Skrillex  – “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” Roy Orbison […] More

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    ‘Gummo’ is cruel yet often quite moving

    Gobsmackingly brilliant; Gummo marks the directorial debut of Kids writer and indie bad boy Harmony Korine (Spring Breakers, Trash Humpers). Upon its initial release, Gummo drew critical fire and Korine was denounced as an exploitative brat with a movie camera. More

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