‘Midas Flesh’ Vol. 1 is a space fable with dark, funny edges

‘Midas Flesh’ Vol. 1 is a space fable with dark, funny edges

BOOM! Studios Month

Midas Flesh is a high concept science fiction saga with down-to-earth protagonists from the creative brain of writer Ryan North (Dinosaur Comics, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl) and frequent artistic collaborators Shelli Paroline and Braden…

Cannes 2015: Denis Villeneuve’s narco-thriller ‘Sicario’ has mass appeal

Cannes 2015: Denis Villeneuve’s narco-thriller ‘Sicario’ has mass appeal

Denis Villeneuve’s narco-thriller Sicario is likely the most mass-appeal film in this year’s competition, a very watchable, schematically Hollywoodian production more at home at the Oscars than at Cannes. It stars, tragically, Emily…

100 Essential Action Scenes: One vs. Many Fights

100 Essential Action Scenes: One vs. Many Fights

Part 6

Sound on Sight undertook a massive project, compiling ranked lists of the most influential, unforgettable, and exciting action scenes in all of cinema. There were hundreds of nominees spread across ten different categories…

Cannes 2015: ‘Mia Madre (My Mother)’ – When cinema is your day job

Cannes 2015: ‘Mia Madre (My Mother)’ – When cinema is your day job

I went into the Mia Madre screening hoping for a witty, ironic, sensitive and emotionally substantial piece of cinema and came out thinking the Cannes selection does not pretend to be a meritocracy.…


‘Tomorrowland’ inspires only disappointment

‘Tomorrowland’ inspires only disappointment

Too solemn for Tweens, too violent for youngsters, and too goofy for adults, Brad Bird’s film about hope and change is betrayed by a subpar script and questionable casting choices.…

‘Highway of Tears’ is essential viewing for all Canadians

‘Highway of Tears’ is essential viewing for all Canadians

The Highway of Tears refers to a section of Highway 16 in British Columbia where 18 official and at least 40 unconfirmed women have gone missing or been found murdered. The majority of…

‘Haywire’ is an action film about gender equality with a star-making turn by Gina Carano

‘Haywire’ is an action film about gender equality with a star-making turn by Gina Carano

“It’s best not to think of her as a woman. That would be a mistake.” These words are uttered by Kenneth (Ewan McGregor) to freelance operative Paul (Michael Fassbender) in a scene somewhere…

Cannes 2015: ‘An’ (Sweet Red Bean Paste), a taste of Japan

Cannes 2015: ‘An’ (Sweet Red Bean Paste), a taste of Japan

Alright-ness continues at this year’s festival with the Un Certain Regard opening film An (“Sweet Red Bean Paste”) by Cannes regular Naomi Kawase. The film stars Masatoshi Nagase as Sen, a middle-aged dorayaki…


Wayward Pines, Ep. 1.02, “Do Not Discuss Your Life Before” lays out the town’s laws and consequences

Wayward Pines, Ep. 1.02, “Do Not Discuss Your Life Before” lays out the town’s laws and consequences

If “Where Paradise Is Home” suggested that Wayward Pines operates by a code of conduct different from the rest of the world, “Do Not Discuss Your Life Before” removes the ambiguity from that…

Supernatural, Ep. 10.18 to 10.23 focuses on removing the Mark of Cain

Supernatural, Ep. 10.18 to 10.23 focuses on removing the Mark of Cain

Sam's search for a way to get the Mark of Cain off Dean brings forth a new enemy and ends with the death of a few key characters and the unlocking of a…

Last Night on Late Night, 5/20/15: Dave retires

Last Night on Late Night, 5/20/15: Dave retires

Last night was David Letterman's last time ever hosting a late night program. Other late night hosts gave thanks, and Dave looked back at some favorite memories, with music by the Foo Fighters.…

iZombie, Ep. 1.10: “Mr. Berserk” reintroduces Max Rager into the mix

iZombie, Ep. 1.10: “Mr. Berserk” reintroduces Max Rager into the mix

Liv and Major both try to deal with their individual issues from last week's episode, as Max Rager re-enters the picture as a potential antagonistic force in a compelling episode that advances the…


Cannes 2015: Denis Villeneuve’s narco-thriller ‘Sicario’ has mass appeal

Cannes 2015: Denis Villeneuve’s narco-thriller ‘Sicario’ has mass appeal

Denis Villeneuve’s narco-thriller Sicario is likely the most mass-appeal film in this year’s competition, a very watchable, schematically Hollywoodian production more at home at the Oscars than at Cannes. It stars, tragically, Emily…

Cannes 2015 – ‘Marguerite et Julien': The cringe award goes to…

Cannes 2015 – ‘Marguerite et Julien': The cringe award goes to…

I wonder if there was a moment the Donzelli/Elkaim duo gloatingly rubbed their hands and sniggered as they came up with the gimmicks they conceived of with which they adorned period incest drama…

Cannes 2015: “La Loi du Marché” – the most stringently cinéma-vérité film competing for the Palme d’Or

Cannes 2015: “La Loi du Marché” – the most stringently cinéma-vérité film competing for the Palme d’Or

The second of no less than five French competition entries, La Loi du Marché is so far the most stringently cinéma-vérité film competing for the Palme d’Or. It is a fine piece of…

SIFF 2015: Engaging ‘Snow on the Blades’ sheds more tears than blood

SIFF 2015: Engaging ‘Snow on the Blades’ sheds more tears than blood

'Snow on the Blades' is director Setsurô Wakamatsu’s romantic rumination on one samurai’s futile devotion to the code that society left behind.…


Movie Lovers Podcast Episode #10 – Essential Action Movies – Best Foot & Car Chase Scenes

Movie Lovers Podcast Episode #10 – Essential Action Movies – Best Foot & Car Chase Scenes

On today's episode of the Movie Lovers Podcast, Chris discusses action movies with fellow SoundonSight contributor Shane Ramirez in part of the monthly project, 100 Essential Action Scenes. This week we discuss the…

Sordid Cinema #98: Mad Max Special Part 1

Sordid Cinema #98: Mad Max Special Part 1

'Mad Max' and 'The Road Warrior'

The release of Mad Max: Fury Road, George Miller’s triumphant return to the franchise he created 36 years ago (!), has prompted us to record a two-part extravaganza devoted to Miller’s series of…

The Televerse #194- Jane the Virgin s1 with Elena Rivera

The Televerse #194- Jane the Virgin s1 with Elena Rivera

TV’s spring finales continue this week, with two podcast favorites taking their bows. First up, we look at the comedies and some reality, including Netflix’s Grace and Frankie and the finale of The…

Game of Thrones Podcast #36: “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken”

Game of Thrones Podcast #36: “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken”

Another rape, another wedding. This week we sit down to discuss the controversial sixth episode of season five of Game of Thrones, titled, “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken.” Joining us is Sound On Sight contributor…


‘Star Wars’ #5 Is The Series’ Strongest Issue Yet

‘Star Wars’ #5 Is The Series’ Strongest Issue Yet

Boba Fett is, essentially, the Star Wars' universe version of Wolverine, two tremendously popular characters who built their following on the basis of a cool image, a mysterious past, and a tough guy…

‘Midas Flesh’ Vol. 1 is a space fable with dark, funny edges

‘Midas Flesh’ Vol. 1 is a space fable with dark, funny edges

BOOM! Studios Month

Midas Flesh is a high concept science fiction saga with down-to-earth protagonists from the creative brain of writer Ryan North (Dinosaur Comics, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl) and frequent artistic collaborators Shelli Paroline and Braden…

‘Wytches’ #6 excels with heavy horror

‘Wytches’ #6 excels with heavy horror

The first story arc of Wytches concludes an unexpectedly resonant note from the author. Although Scott Snyder has made no secret of just how personal this book has been to him, issue #6…

‘A-Force’ #1 punches out the patriarchy with pop art

‘A-Force’ #1 punches out the patriarchy with pop art

On the surface, A-Force #1 seems like a gaudy, punch-filled, and occasionally funny tribute to Marvel's female superheroes. But it has many interesting feminist metaphors hiding beneath the shiny white jump suits and…


‘Halo 5′: Cautiously Pessimistic

‘Halo 5′: Cautiously Pessimistic

A quick search on Halowaypoint.com shows me that I played 13,100 online matches of Halo 2 on the original Xbox. If we estimate that the average Halo 2 match lasts 10 minutes, that…

‘Life is Strange: Episode Three’ may have just changed storytelling in gaming forever

‘Life is Strange: Episode Three’ may have just changed storytelling in gaming forever

The latest episode of Life is Strange, Dontnod's coming-of-age odyssey of a girl who discovers she can time travel, has dropped today, and it may have just changed gaming forever. Nobody saw that…

Would you kindly dial back the shooting in ‘Bioshock’?

Would you kindly dial back the shooting in ‘Bioshock’?

Failure to Connect

With Failure to Connect, we asked our writers what games they were unable to connect with, regardless of their fiscal and critical success. For the month of May we will attempt to explore…

‘NHL 15′ is a step in the right direction

‘NHL 15′ is a step in the right direction

So, the 2014-15 NHL Regular Season is over, which means we have reached that time again: Playoffs. With two rounds already finished, we are moving ever closer to crowning a new Champion. In…


100 Essential Action Scenes: One vs. Many Fights

100 Essential Action Scenes: One vs. Many Fights

Part 6

Sound on Sight undertook a massive project, compiling ranked lists of the most influential, unforgettable, and exciting action scenes in all of cinema. There were hundreds of nominees spread across ten different categories…

100 Essential Action Scenes: One on One Fights

100 Essential Action Scenes: One on One Fights

Part 5

Sound on Sight undertook a massive project, compiling ranked lists of the most influential, unforgettable, and exciting action scenes in all of cinema. There were hundreds of nominees spread across ten different categories…

New on Video: ‘Jamaica Inn’

New on Video: ‘Jamaica Inn’

Though a rare misstep for Alfred Hitchcock, it's probably best to think of Jamaica Inn as more of a stepping stone, a small hurdle that took the great director from his generally superb…

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ modernizes the franchise without losing its identity in the slightest

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ modernizes the franchise without losing its identity in the slightest

Fistful of Film Fury #35

Major American Studios rarely give as much money to directors to make films as bold and odd as Fury Road as Warner Bros. did when they supplied Miller and company with what they…


Sound On Sight Podcast

Sordid Cinema #98: Mad Max Special Part 1

Sordid Cinema #98: Mad Max Special Part 1

The release of Mad Max: Fury Road, George Miller’s triumphant return to the franchise he created 36 years ago (!),…

Televerse

The Televerse #194- Jane the Virgin s1 with Elena Rivera

The Televerse #194- Jane the Virgin s1 with Elena Rivera

TV’s spring finales continue this week, with two podcast favorites taking their bows. First up, we look at the comedies…

SOS This Week

SOS This Week #8: Remakes, Reboots, and Rehashes

SOS This Week #8: Remakes, Reboots, and Rehashes

It seems like just about every movie coming out nowadays is either a reboot or remake of a classic film.…

NonCompliant

NonCompliant #8 “Throwback Thursday”

NonCompliant #8 "Throwback Thursday"

This week's NonCompliant was unintentionally retro as we discuss the 80s indie superhero mixtape comic We Can Never Go Home,…

NXpress: Nintendo Podcast

NXpress #7: ‘Splatoon’ review and the best Megaman games

NXpress #7: 'Splatoon' review and the best Megaman games

Ever since Mega Man was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1987, Capcom has released over 50 sequels and…

Open Source

Open Source #21: Good Games with Big Problems

Open Source #21: Good Games with Big Problems

This week on Open Source, John discusses Axiom Verge and the current SNES-style trend in gaming, Mike gives his opinion on…

Damn Good Podcast

Damn Good Podcast – Twin Peaks S01E06: Realization Time

Damn Good Podcast – Twin Peaks S01E06: Realization Time

A beautifully shot and directed penultimate episode of the season from Caleb Deschanel is hampered by an at times underwhelming…

The Walking Dead Podcast

The Walking Dead Podcast Episode 69: “Conquer”

The Walking Dead Podcast Episode 69: "Conquer"

From start to finish, the episode, aptly titled “Conquer” was a surprising conclusion to what many are calling the best…

Game Of Thrones Podcast

Game of Thrones Podcast #36: “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken”

Game of Thrones Podcast #36: “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken”

Another rape, another wedding. This week we sit down to discuss the controversial sixth episode of season five of Game…