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    Best Films of 2015 so far (part 2)

    Picking the best movies that come out in any given year is no easy feat. With over 800 movies released theatrically, there’s plenty to digest. As we reach the halfway point of the year, we decided to publish a list of our favourite movies thus far, in hopes that our readers can catch up on […] More

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    Best Films of 2015 so far (part 1)

    Picking the best movies that come out in any given year is no easy feat. With over 800 movies released theatrically, there’s plenty to digest. As we reach the halfway point of the year, we decided to publish a list of our favourite movies thus far, in hopes that our readers can catch up on […] More

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    Best of the Week: Film

    On ‘Cinderella’ and feminism; How Branagh and Weitz altered the glass slipper We find ourselves in a time and place where the voice of feminism has never been louder. Issues like Gamer Gate, sexism in Cosplay, a woman’s right to an opinion on fantasy, comics, or horror, as well as a myriad of issues outside […] More

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    ‘Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter’ plays beautifully in an unreal space

    Once upon a time, there was a Japanese woman who watched the movie Fargo. The movie begins with a title card pronouncing, “THIS IS A TRUE STORY,” and the fact that the Coen Brothers were playing a little prank with that statement was covered in American media only. So it came to pass that the woman believed the film to be true, and carried her belief to such a degree that she travelled to Minnesota alone, in search of the ransom money hidden by the Steve Buscemi character near the end of the film. More

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    Watch the trailer for ‘Kumiko: The Treasure Hunter’

    If Werner Herzog has given his seal of approval, consider us excited for this offbeat, surreal adventure about a Japanese girl who watches the Coen Brothers’ Fargo and travels to America believing to find a treasure buried in the Midwest. Sound on Sight caught up with Kumiko: The Treasure Hunter at last year’s SXSW, then […] More

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    Fantasia Film Festival 2014: Derek’s Most Anticipated Movies

    This will be my third year attending the venerable Fantasia International Film Festival here in Montreal, and this year’s slate does not disappoint. I was asked to pick the five movies I was the most excited to see. This proved to be a difficult task, seeing as how my original list had upwards of thirty titles. But here are the five that have got me the most intrigued. More

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    Sundance London 2014: ‘Kumiko: The Treasure Hunter’ – atmospheric drama born from Fargo’s urban myth

    Kumiko: The Treasure Hunter Written by David and Nathan Zellner Directed by David Zellner USA, 2014 One of cinema’s biggest urban myths becomes a key focal point in the new drama by actor/director David Zellner.  Kumiko: The Treasure Hunter centres on the lonely Kumiko (Babel actress Rinko Kikuchi), a Japanese OL (Office Lady), who is […] More

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    SXSW 2014 Wrap Up: World premieres, directorial debuts, and more!

    South by Southwest 2014 felt even larger this year with additions of Keynote speakers, its countless conference events, and of course, the music. South by Southwest is truly the convergence of all things talent and nothing showcases this better than the vast array of films screened this year.With 133 feature films screened across 10 venues, […] More

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    Sundance 2014: Most Anticipated in U.S. Dramatic Competition

    About the Sundance U.S. Dramatic Competition: “Presenting the world premieres of 16 narrative feature films, the Dramatic Competition offers Festivalgoers a first look at groundbreaking new voices in American independent film.” The Skeleton Twins  Directed by Craig Johnson Written by Craig Johnson and Mark Heyman Saturday Night Live alumni Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig headline […] More