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    The Hype Cycle: Nominations One Week Away

    2015 is finally here and so are the Oscars and actual Awards Season. No more of this speculation and hype machine stuff around movies that haven’t come out yet or guilds that haven’t had their say. Oscar voting ends today, January 8, and nominations are revealed bright and early on January 15, one week from […] More

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    50 Best Films of 2014

    15. The Immigrant  – If one were to rank the films of 2014 based solely on innovation, The Immigrant would probably end up near the bottom. Writer-director James Gray’s languid melodrama tells the tumultuous story of a resilient Polish woman looking to find a slice of the American Dream, without much in the way of […] More

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    50 Best Films of 2014

    40. Night Moves Since 2006, Kelly Reichardt has found a way to reach inside of the hearts of her audiences, plucking out strings one by one with desolate re-imaginations of the American Pacific Northwest, seen through the eyes of people not so different than ourselves. With Meek’s Cutoff, she departed from her typical genre and moved […] More

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    Best Movie Trailers of 2014

    Making a trailer is never an easy feat, regardless of the film being promoted.  Nearly everyone has a story of a flawed trailer that does the opposite of its job, whether it’s by giving away the entire story of the film being promoted, or by poorly using a song. However, a memorable trailer can detach […] More

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    4 Things Movies Taught Us In 2014

    On the face of it, 2014 has been a rather strange year for film, a step down from an annum of classics and simultaneously a slalom dodge into the realms of adventure and discord. Here I take a look at five movies and the four lessons they taught us in 2014, for better or for worse. More

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    2015 Spirit Awards Nominations Announced

    The 2015 Film Independent Spirit Award nominations came out this morning and unsurprisingly there are a lot of names here that won’t be on an Oscar handicappers list. Birdman is arguably the biggest film on this list – and it leads the field with nominations for Best Feature, Best Director, Best Male, Best Supporting Male and […] More

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    Sordid Cinema #85: ‘Nightcrawler’

    Jake Gyllenhaal stars in Dan Gilroy’s Nightcrawler as Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. Nightcrawler is a dark and cynical movie for a nihilistic age, and so who better to join us in our discussion than former Sound On Sight co-host Jullian Carrington, […] More

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    Obsessed with Pop Culture: Best of the Week

    Boardwalk Empire, Ep. 5.08: “Eldorado” leaves only the dust and ash of regret That it seemed obvious for the series’ finale to send Nucky out was a bit of a given, considering the telegraphed nature of the flashback conceit which had been building for the entirety of this season. There were glimpses of hope, and […] More

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    ‘Nightcrawler’ is a creepy and enigmatic thriller

    Dan Gilroy’s latest, Nightcrawler, has a lot on its troubled mind. It intertwines our national obsessions with voyeurism and stardom into a sociopathic nightmare from which you can’t awaken. At its churning center is the mesmerizing performance of Jake Gyllenhaal, who charms you with his infectious intensity, even as he ruthlessly manipulates everyone and everything around him. As the blood flows and the crimes accumulate, Gilroy traps us behind the camera as his passive accomplices. Welcome to the world of the Nightcrawler. Showering after you leave is highly recommended. More

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    The 10 Best Journalism Movies

    The movie journalist is always caught up in scandal, gossip and invasions of privacy. Though plenty of movies have been made about authors, poets, and other writers, the physical act of writing and editing rarely makes it into Hollywood journalism. Thankfully, the more sensational aspects of media have made for scathing satire and commentary, loathsome […] More

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    Contest: Win Tickets to see Dan Gilroy’s ‘Nightcrawler’ ahead of its release

    While October is generally associated with traditional horror releases, this month brings a new flavour to theatres, with Dan Gilroy’s directorial debut Nightcrawler making its way to the big screen. With a cast that includes Jake Gyllenhaal, Riz Ahmed, Rene Russo, and Bill Paxton, the movie follows a driven but unemployed individual, Lou Bloom, who discovers […] More

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