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    The Definitive Original Screenplays: 40-31

    As we continue to move forward through the list, let us consider: how do you define an original screenplay? In theory, everything is based on something. Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine is basically a modern A Streetcar Named Desire. But, somehow, Jasmine is classified as an original screenplay. When a film is wholly original, nothing like it […] More

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    Top Five Studio Ghibli Films

    Studio Ghibli may easily be called the Disney of Japan. An animation film studio founded in 1985 by Isao Takahta and Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli has consistently produced brilliant hand-drawn animated films, and its characters have become ubiquitous in Japanese culture. Over the last 25 years, the production studio has released 17 feature films, eight […] More

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    Meagan’s Awesome Movie Alphabet Posters

    The Tumblr round-up is a compilation of images, links, posters, stories, videos and so on, taken from the Sound On Sight Tumblr account. We simply do not have the man power nor time to write articles on every interesting movie related goody we find, so this is our way of still promoting some of the […] More

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    TIFF Lightbox: Studio Ghibli Retrospective

    Studio Ghibli is one of the truly great studios in the world of animation. Walt Disney and Pixar often overshadow the small Japanese studio in North America, but Ghibli’s work over the last 30 years has been nothing short of brilliant. The studio is home to famed anime directors, Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, and […] More

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    Mousterpiece Cinema, Episode Five: ‘Spirited Away’

    This week, Josh takes a look at a whole new world of animation, from Japanese auteur Hayao Miyazaki from Studio Ghibli. Pixar honcho John Lasseter introduced Americans to Spirited Away in 2002; ten years later, can Josh share Lasseter’s enthusiasm? Does admiring something equal liking it? Is Miyazaki a modern successor to Walt Disney? Can […] More

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    Great Years in Film: 2001

    It was the year that many critics dubbed the worst in recent memory. With a toxic summer movie season that gave us disappointing dreck like Pearl Harbor and The Mummy Returns, and a dismal couple of autumn weeks where theatres were inundated with a staggering level of mediocrity (forgettable titles like Bandits, K-Pax, and Thirteen […] More

  • 5 Ghibli Films Hollywood Filmmakers Need to Watch

    What Hollywood Has Left to Learn from Studio Ghibli? Everything: 5 Ghibli Films Hollywood Filmmakers Need to Watch Hayao Miyazaki can’t quit. Meaning that in both the ways it can be taken. First off, the man has seriously tried, having basically given a KISS-level amount of farewell tours, starting all the way back in 1997 […] More

  • The Best Films of the Decade: 2000 – 2009 Part 12 (Revised)

    Don’t ever let them tell you they don’t make movies like they used to. With the final film on my countdown plus the fifty special mentions, I would argue they make them better than they used to. 1- Werckmeister Harmonies (2000) Directed by Béla Tarr / Ágnes Hranitzky (co-director) Genre: Drama / Art-House Bela Tarr […] More