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    The 100 Best Films of the Decade: 2000 – 2009 (part 6)

    Before I get to number 49 I feel the need to list fifty honorable mentions. This is a very personal list and I am confident that I could have easily chosen 100 foreign language films or 100 independent art house films and skipped out on all the Hollywood flicks, but I decided to go with […] More

  • Top 10 Horror Movies of the Last Decade

      There have been very few satisfying horror movies in the last decade. As for most of those that were in theatres, I’ve literally sat there screaming “Don’t look under the bed!… Why are you going in the closet?! … Look, everyone heard the noise! You heard it, I heard it, the guy four rows […] More

  • BETTER BY DESIGN: A DECADE OF GREAT MOVIE TITLE SEQUENCES

    Opening credits: are they witty, colourful, innovative, or just the cinematic equivalent of wallpaper? A barrage of production company logos is all very well, but there’s something about a clever combination of words, images – animated or photographic – and music, all condensed into a few minutes of screen time, that heightens your sense of […] More

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    Sound On Sight Radio #172: Fantastic Mr. Fox

    A few weeks ago, we took you on a tour of director Todd Solondz’s depraved filmography. If that director has a polar opposite among his contemporaries, it’s probably Wes Anderson, whose films tend to celebrate rather than condemn their characters’ quirks. This week sees the release of Anderson’s latest, the Roal Dahl adaptation Fantastic Mr. […] More

  • Top 6 Ghost Films

    1. The Shining Jack Torrance only kills one person yet he is the monster of the film. No one ever questions Wendy, who not only repeatedly hits Jack over the head with a baseball bat, but also lashes after him with a knife, finally leaving him to die of hypothermia. Clearly the so-called “victim” in […] More