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    ‘Sightseers’ well-made, but too repetitive and slight

    Sightseers Directed by Ben Wheatley Written by Alice Lowe, Steve Oram, and Amy Jump United Kingdom, 2012 With grim determination, the new film Sightseers plays one blackly comic note on repeat for about 90 minutes. The film attempts to argue, in a slightly unique fashion, that maybe we all have a sociopathic nature tucked away […] More

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    Watch the first trailer for Ben Wheatley’s ‘A Field In England’

    Visionary British director Ben Wheatley (Down Terrace, Kill List and Sightseers) has earned deserved reputation for his twisted, dark, violent, and at times funny features. His new film titled A Field In England, is set during the English Civil War and stars Julian Barratt from comedy duo The Mighty Boosh, Wheatley regular Michael Smiley (Kill […] More

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    Almost Arthouse #20: ‘Upstream Color’ & ‘Sightseers’

    Welcome back to Almost Arthouse, on this week’s show, Ty and Tom are discussing the latest works from two of the most talked about filmmakers working today. First up, we’re discussing Shane Carruth’s visceral puzzle Upstream Color. Also this week, we’re reviewing Ben Wheatley’s follow-up to Kill List, the British horror/comedy Sightseers. [powerpress] iTunes Twitter You can now […] More

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    “Sightseers” will tow you right into the dark heart of love

    Sightseers Directed by Ben Wheatley Written by Steve Oram, Alice Lowe & Ben Wheatley (with additional material from Amy Jump) 2012, UK Either Ben Wheatley is a boiling pot of pent-up rage, or he is the complete opposite and thus finds perverse pleasure in humouring the rage fantasies and violent tendencies of the frustrated working-class […] More

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    Staff List: The 40 Best Films of 2012

    To say that none of the 40 + films on our staff-voted list is universally beloved is putting it mildly; but then, that’s the nature of polls like these. Every year we’ve run this poll, there’s been a runaway winner; this year, the top film crossed the three-hundred-point threshold, a first here at Sound On […] More

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    Ricky D’s 50 Favourite Films of 2012 (Part Two)

      25: The Dark Knight Rises Directed by Christopher Nolan Screenplay by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan 2012, USA The Dark Knight Rises feels as if it was made up of two equal halves, with the most critical moment of the film breaking the movie in half, almost literally. While the second half may have […] More

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    Ricky D’s 50 Favourite Films of 2012 (Part One)

    2012 wasn’t a bad year for movies. It was actually a great year. The problem is, the movies we were most anticipating, specifically the Hollywood blockbusters like Prometheus and The Hobbit, didn’t live up to our expectations. With that said I still managed to make a list of 50 films I loved. Maybe I just […] More

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    Best Movie Moments of 2012 (part one)

    I don’t’ share the popular opinion that 2012 has been a terrible year in film. It hasn’t been as strong as previous years but 2012 gave us such gems as Holy Motors, The Master, Berberian Sound Studio, Tabu, Skyfall and Moonrise Kingdom, to name a few. As with every year, I thought it appropriate to […] More

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    ‘Seven Psychopaths’ and ‘Sightseers’

    It’s a double dose of dark comedies that happen to prominently feature…dognapping? Not the smoothest or most obvious connection we’ve made, probably, but both flicks bear some discussing. First up and new in theaters this past weekend is Martin McDonagh’s Seven Psychopaths, his long-awaited follow-up in In Bruges. Next up is a movie that won’t […] More

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    2012’s Great Movie Moments: September

    Spring Breakers – Opening Sequence Having been at TIFF this month, attempting to select favorite scenes without going entirely overboard– well, it may not exactly be as drastic as Sophie’s choice, but that is the first label that comes to mind. Spring Breakers is one of many very strong showings from Toronto this year, and […] More

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