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    ‘Mud’ an engrossing shaggy-dog story about the end of innocence

    All coming-of-age stories are, really, about the death of innocence, the moment at which each of us realizes that our innate ability to be impressionable has allowed us to blind ourselves to adults’ imperfections. As such, the new film Mud is a welcome entry into the genre, documenting a particularly memorable time for a young boy as he comes to grips with the idea that he cannot bend his world to his will, to make it as perfect as he’d like More

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    Staff List: The 30 Best Films of 2011

    With more movies in limited and general release than ever before, 2011 was a ridiculously crowded year for both casual and discerning moviegoers alike. One by-product of the glut is a refreshing lack of consensus; so many films have been championed in so many corners – while those same films get trashed in others – […] More

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    Ten Best Movies of 2011

    300 episodes. If that sounds like an insane number to you, that’s because it damn well is. Since the inception of the radio show roughly four years ago, we’ve reviewed roughly 750 films (if not more), undergone loads of changes in lineup, format, and recording setup, and had our share of trials. With 2011 coming […] More

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    Best Movie Trailers of 2011

    It seems like it was only yesterday when I posted the best trailers of 2010 with the trailer for Terrence Malick’s Tree Of Life taking top honours. As we continue our look back at 2011, we’re once again reminded of a few things: Movie trailers have become a medium unto themselves, but you should never […] More

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    Best Horror Films / Thrillers of 2011

    Filmmakers have continued to push boundaries and find new innovative ways to elicit the emotions of fear, disgust and horror from viewers. Since Alfred Hitchcock directors strived to provoke viewer’s nightmares, hidden fears, revulsions and terror of the unknown. Although a good deal of it is about the supernatural, others have focused more on a […] More

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    Festival du Nouveau Cinéma: ‘Take Shelter’ ranks among the year’s best

    Take Shelter Directed by Jeff Nichols Screenplay by Jeff Nichols 2011, USA Take Shelter, director Jeff Nichols’s sophomore feature and second collaboration with actor Michael Shannon (after Shotgun Stories), ranks among the year’s best. A study of paranoia plaguing rural America, this psychological thriller hints at the director’s admiration of genre filmmaking, particularly in horror […] More

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    TIFF 2011 Part 2 – ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’ / ‘Take Shelter’ / ‘Melancholia’

    On this episode of the Sound On Sight podcast, special guests and SoS contributors Julian Carrington and Eduardo Lucatero join Ricky D and Justine Smith to discuss three of the highlights from the Toronto International Film Festival: Starting with Take Shelter, the sophomore fort by director Jeff Nichols, moving on to Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia […] More

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    TIFF 2011: ‘Take Shelter’ a sober, poetic take on mental illness

    Take Shelter Directed by Jeff Nichols Screenplay by Jeff Nichols 2011, USA Take Shelter, director Jeff Nichols’s sophomore feature and second collaboration with actor Michael Shannon (after Shotgun Stories) ranks among the year’s best. A study of paranoia plaguing rural America – this psychological thriller hints at the director’s admiration in genre filmmaking, particularly in […] More

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