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    2013 in Film: A Year of Love? (Part 1)

    Part heart-wrenching, part strangely uplifting, 2013 was a unique year for intelligent and affecting films about love. From an unlikely Palme d’Or winner to one of the best reviewed sequels ever, this past year delivered a handful of films that stand out not only for their honest and well-rounded depictions of romantic love, but also […] More

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    Ranking the Films of Director Sofia Coppola

      As the daughter of an already acclaimed filmmaker, Sofia Coppola was faced with a fairly big challenge establishing her own identity as a director, when she first started making feature films back in 1999. Since then, she has not only successfully emerged from the shadow of her father, but also become a strong, female […] More

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    ‘Hello I Must Be Going’; Amy, who lives at home

    Hello I Must Be Going Directed by Todd Louiso Written by Sarah Koskoff USA, 2012 Opens Jan. 27 in Toronto It’s a strange epiphany when one realizes that following their life passion is a self-made path to nowhere. Movies have taught us to seize the day (thank you, Robin Williams), but reality tells us something […] More

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    Great Films Directed by Women Pt. 1

    Not too long ago I asked the Sound On Sight staff to choose their ten favourite films of all time. The result led to mixed reactions (both by staff and readers), and some angry feedback. But how could any of us select only ten films from the thousands we’ve seen and walk away happy with […] More

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    The Oscars 2004: How the Best Actor didn’t win

    Throughout the first half of February, the Sound On Sight staff will take a look at the Academy Awards. (Warning: plot spoiler alert!) The 76th Academy Awards ceremony was a memorable year. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King swept the board with its 11 awards, Sofia Coppola was the first American woman to […] More

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    Absolutely Stunning Movie Posters You Need To See

      The Film Exhibition is a collection of posters and designs done by artist Mahdi Chowdhury over the course of a couple of months. The poster art is incredible, presented in an array of designs, styles and techniques. They are so good it is hard to choose which I like best. Check out the posters […] More

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    Video: The Films of Sofia Coppola

    As a member of a filmmaking dynasty that included such heavy-hitters as father Francis Ford Coppola, cousin Nicolas Cage and various other Hollywood luminaries, writer-director Sofia Coppola parlayed her industry clout into acting, modeling and fashion design before becoming an Academy Award-winning filmmaker. Now, Cornelis van Dijkhuizen jr. has edited together a montage celebrating her […] More

  • The Best Films of the Decade: 2000 – 2009 Part 6 (Revised)

    90- Happy-Go-Lucky (2008) Directed by Mike Leigh Genre: Comedy / Drama In a shift away from his usual exploration of the dark and dreary, director Mike Leigh takes a lighter look at life with Happy-Go-Lucky. Sally Hawkins is a comic revelation as the lead character Poppy, delivering a nervy, utterly captivating tour de force performance. […] More

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    The 100 Best Films of the Decade: 2000 – 2009 (part 2)

    89- Azumi (2003) Directed by Ryûhei Kitamura Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Action Lovers of Asian cinema should love Azumi. A slick, relentless, violent yet beautiful genre piece with breathtaking stunt choreography and impressive wirework by Yuta Morokaji that makes the fight sequence in Kill Bill seem tame. – 88- The Proposition (2005) Directed by John Hillcoat […] More