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    Don’t be taken by ‘The Giver’

    The Giver Written for the screen by Michael Mitnick and Robert B. Weide Directed by Phillip Noyce USA, 2014 The Giver doesn’t want people thinking too much about its heavier themes, so it answers any nagging questions with the Hollywood truism, “Love conquers all.”  That’s fine… if the love story works.  Sadly, this adaptation of […] More

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    Ebertfest 2014: Day Two examines loss and the arts

    Day Two of Ebertfest began early (9 am), with a discussion panel titled “Challenging Stigma Through The Arts”, which focused on Short Term 12 and its depiction of struggling teens. The panelists, a combination of artists, critics, and social work professionals, explored the connection between trauma, expression, and the arts, as well as the progression […] More

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    Director Jason Reitman’s ‘Young Adult’ and ‘Thank You For Smoking’

    It seemed appropriate to kick off Sound on Sight’s third year of podcasting with a Montreal-born filmmaker – even if he’s more or less associated with Toronto. Jason Reitman’s been slowly getting more serious over the years, progressing from 2005’s light DC-centric satire Thank You For Smoking, all the way to his latest, the pitch-black […] More

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    Jason Reitman’s Anonymous Narcissists

    Thank You For Smoking Directed by Jason Reitman Written by Jason Reitman, based on the book Thank You For Smoking by Christopher Buckley imdb, USA, 2005. Juno Directed by Jason Reitman Written by Cody Diablo imdb, USA, 2007. Up in the Air Directed by Jason Reitman Written by Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner, based on the […] 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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    2011: The year’s best movie moments (part 2)

      Most moviegoers can agree on one thing: there were way too many movies this year. If you’re (un)fortunate enough to live in New York, you had the opportunity to see around 600 new features come and go; the rest of us didn’t get that many fewer. That means that anyone who’s been put in […] More

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    2011: The year’s best movie moments (part 1)

    Most moviegoers can agree on one thing: there were way too many movies this year. If you’re (un)fortunate enough to live in New York, you had the opportunity to see around 600 new features come and go; the rest of us didn’t get that many fewer. That means that anyone who’s been put in a […] More

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    Watch the hour-long Hollywood Reporter’s Directors Roundtable, which might leave a sour taste in your mouth

    Every year at award season, The Hollywood Reporter invites several handpicked actors, actresses and directors who they feel represented some of the best work in the film industry. This year’s director’s roundtable gathered The Descendants‘ Alexander Payne, Beginners‘ Mike Mills, Shame‘s Steve McQueen, Young Adult‘s Jason Reitman, Moneyball‘s Bennett Miller and The Artist‘s Michel Hazanavicius […] More

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    Best Soundtracks Of 2011

    This is a list of our favourite soundtracks of 2011. We are currently working on a list of the best original scores, which should be posted sometime before the end of the year. It hasn’t been the greatest year for movie soundtracks, but I can say that the top five have been spinning in my […] More

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    Watch Two New Clips from Jason Reitman’s ‘Young Adult’

    Jason Reitman, director of Up In The Air and Juno reunites with Diablo Cody, Oscar-winning writer of Juno, for Young Adult, a lighthearted romantic comedy that centers around a thirty-something fiction writer who’s returning to her Midwestern home turf to hunt down “the one who got away,” only to find that he’s now married and […] More