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    Videocast: Front Row Center Episode 2b: Oscar Talk

    In Part 2 of our Oscar prediction special, Justine and Simon weigh in on the remaining major categories, including the main event, Best Picture, on which they are split – will it be initial frontrunner The Social Network, or insurgent award-winner The King’s Speech? Each has their own (probably dubious) reasoning – but of course […] More

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    If The Posters For The Best Picture Nominees Told The Truth

    Great Film Taglines are catchy, enticing short phrases used by marketers and film studios to advertise and sell a movie, create a buzz, and to sum up the plot, tone or themes of a film – but they are not always truthful. Many films have multiple taglines composed for movie posters, TV spots and trailers, […] More

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    A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Oscars… but the major studios aren’t laughing

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was not, originally, in the award-awarding business.  In fact, the Academy (founded by some of the early Hollywood moguls i.e. Louis Mayer, Douglas Fairbanks, and Jack Warner, among others) didn’t get around to handing out the little gold men until 1929 — two years after AMPAS’ creation. […] More

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    2010: A Year in Review Part 1

    2010 was a very good year for film.  Looking back at the number of films I saw, I can count at least 50 films that I would recommend with some sort of varying enthusiasm.   It became very hard to make my top ten list this year because, especially towards the end of the year, there […] More

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    Ten Incredible Posters for Last Year’s Best Films

    A while back I posted a beautiful poster for Black Swan, designed by artist/musician Sam Smith. Well now Mr. Smith has released nine more incredible posters which he has created for his favourite films of 2010. Included are three films that made my personal top 10 list (Social Network, Black Swan & Winter’s Bone) and […] More

  • Sound On Sight’s Best Films of 2010 – part 3

    #10 – Let Me In Directed by Matt Reeves Based on the best-selling Swedish novel “Let The Right One In” by John Ajvide Lindqvist, and the highly-acclaimed film of the same name, Let Me In is a haunting, provocative thriller and in many ways is better than the original. While originally pegged as their own […] More

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    Interview: John Hawkes of ‘Winter’s Bone’

    John Hawkes is one of those dependable character actors that you love to see in every film.  Whether it is in Me You and Everyone We Know, American Gangster, Miami Vice or TV’s Deadwood, he is always doing interesting and quality work.   We can add Winter’s Bone to that list.  His performance as Teardrop in […] More

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    Best Films of 2010 #10 – ‘Winter’s Bone’

    Winter’s Bone Directed by Debra Granik A critical darling since its Sundance debut, Debra Granik’s second feature (following the touching drug-addiction drama Down to the Bone) cements her, along with Kelly Reichardt and Andrea Arnold, as one of the most skilled female directors of the new century. Winter’s Bone is a genuine triumph, a great […] More

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    Sound On Sight Radio #250: Top 10 of 2010

    Recently we celebrated our 250th episode of the Sound On Sight podcast. It was a huge success with Adam Kempenaar of Filmspotting and Matt Singer of the IFC podcast joining us for reviews of True Grit and Tron Legacy. We also counted down our top ten films of 2010 and in case you missed it, […] More

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    Oscar Prospects for ‘Winter’s Bone’ Heat Up With Gotham Awards Best Feature Win

    The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of independent filmmakers, announced today the winners at the 20th Anniversary Gotham Independent Film Awards ceremony in New York City’s Cipriani Wall Street. The acclaimed indie drama Winter’s Bone which was nominated for a total of four awards, was the big winner taking home […] More

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