‘When Animals Dream’ is both haunting and beautiful

‘When Animals Dream’ is both haunting and beautiful

When Twilight debuted in the aughts everyone assumed that the copycats would last forever. Forever only lasted about four years, but the lasting impact was made by low-key fare like Let the Right…

‘Ultimatum’ is Fridging at its Finest

‘Ultimatum’ is Fridging at its Finest

Worst Comics Month

In a sentence, Ultimatum is the superhero comic that will make you hate superhero comics and will have you reading nothing but Harvey Pekar, R. Crumb, and Daniel Clowes for the rest of…

NXpress #20: Revisiting ‘Super Mario RPG: The Legend of the Seven Stars’

NXpress #20: Revisiting ‘Super Mario RPG: The Legend of the Seven Stars’

What do you get when one of the best RPG game developers in the world decides to make an RPG starring the most recognizable video game character in history? What you get is…

Why Mr. Robot is the summer’s most (and least) original new series

Why Mr. Robot is the summer’s most (and least) original new series

USA's surprise hit has style and resonance to spare, but it's still got some bugs to work out.…


‘When Animals Dream’ is both haunting and beautiful

‘When Animals Dream’ is both haunting and beautiful

When Twilight debuted in the aughts everyone assumed that the copycats would last forever. Forever only lasted about four years, but the lasting impact was made by low-key fare like Let the Right…

‘No Escape’ worthy of ridicule, praise

‘No Escape’ worthy of ridicule, praise

How many foreign lives does it take to save a white American family? Thanks to the new chase-yarn, 'No Escape,' we now have an answer. The guiltiest of guilty pleasures, director John Erick…

Fascinating ‘Queen of Earth’ plunges into mental illness but withholds insight

Fascinating ‘Queen of Earth’ plunges into mental illness but withholds insight

Swirling at the center of this perplexing drama is a revelatory performance from Elisabeth Moss, who perfectly captures the brittle yet impenetrable nature of mental illness.…

New on Video: ‘Fear’

New on Video: ‘Fear’

Fear is an excellent example of a filmmaker done in by their earlier, far superior work. Rightly or wrongly, it's difficult not to judge the film based on what we know Rossellini and…


Twin Peaks, Ep. 2.22, “Beyond Life And Death”: How’s Annie? How’s Annie? How’s Annie?

Twin Peaks, Ep. 2.22, “Beyond Life And Death”: How’s Annie? How’s Annie? How’s Annie?

How's Annie? How's Annie? How's Annie? How's Annie? How's Annie? How's Annie?…

Hannibal, Ep. 3.12, “The Number of the Beast is 666…” raises the stakes for the finale

Hannibal, Ep. 3.12, “The Number of the Beast is 666…” raises the stakes for the finale

Frederick Chilton has had a rough go of it in his time on Hannibal. He makes himself an easy target—the man has learned nothing, it would seem, from his disastrous experiences with serial…

KCC: Reitzell evolves the sound of the Dragon in Hannibal, Ep. 3.12, “The Number of the Beast is 666…”

KCC: Reitzell evolves the sound of the Dragon in Hannibal, Ep. 3.12, “The Number of the Beast is 666…”

The string bass is featured prominently throughout this episode as the voice of the Dragon, groaning and growling in the shadows. Whereas Reitzell introduced the character in “The Great Red Dragon” with layers…

Firefly, Ep. 1.12, “The Message”: Not your mom’s UPS delivery

Firefly, Ep. 1.12, “The Message”: Not your mom’s UPS delivery

How much does it take for a friendship forged in the savagery of war to fritter away into nothing? Or even worse, until it gets to a point of betrayal and double crossing…


Fantastic Fest Second Wave Of Programming Includes ‘The Witch’, ‘The Martian’ and so much more

Fantastic Fest Second Wave Of Programming Includes ‘The Witch’, ‘The Martian’ and so much more

One of the greatest genre film festivals in the world (some say the best) has just announced its second wave of titles, including a few titles so anticipated you’ll wish you’re in Austin…

TIFF 2015 announces Kids and Discovery Programme, and adds to overall lineup

TIFF 2015 announces Kids and Discovery Programme, and adds to overall lineup

While the Toronto International Film Festival looks around the world and in all genres to find features for its annual incarnation, one area that receives focus is films aimed at children. With the…

TIFF 2015: ‘The Kind Words’ trailer sees characters walk around a lot

TIFF 2015: ‘The Kind Words’ trailer sees characters walk around a lot

Israeli filmmaker Shemi Zarhin is set to return to the big screen with his first directorial effort in three years. The film, called The Kind Words or Hamilim Hatovot, now has a festival…

TIFF 2015: ‘Starve Your Dog’ trailer talks about complicated balances

TIFF 2015: ‘Starve Your Dog’ trailer talks about complicated balances

Moroccan filmmaker Hicham Lasri is poised to return to the big screen with a new feature, his third in three years. Titled Starve Your Dog, the film now has a festival trailer. Lasri once again…


This Podcast Came From the Moon #6

This Podcast Came From the Moon #6

Following their news reveal schedule leading up to The Taken King, Bungie held their Twitch reveal of “Strike the Dreadnaught,” an upcoming strike from the approaching dlc.  Simultaneously, Bungie revealed a slur of new…

This is Our Design #38: “The Number of the Beast is 666…”

This is Our Design #38: “The Number of the Beast is 666…”

This week, co-hosts Sean Colletti and Kate Kulzick are joined by author Cooper S. Beckett of Eat The Rudecast as the crew breaks down yet another strong central sequence...…

NXpress #20: Revisiting ‘Super Mario RPG: The Legend of the Seven Stars’

NXpress #20: Revisiting ‘Super Mario RPG: The Legend of the Seven Stars’

What do you get when one of the best RPG game developers in the world decides to make an RPG starring the most recognizable video game character in history? What you get is…

The Televerse #208- Make-You-Watch-athon 4: The Venture Bros., Steven Universe

The Televerse #208- Make-You-Watch-athon 4: The Venture Bros., Steven Universe

It’s the end of an era here at the Televerse. On the occasion of our fourth anniversary, and in the podcast’s final installment at Sound on Sight, cohost Simon Howell bids adieu in…


Interpersonal Issues and Outlandish Baddies Intersect in ‘Batgirl’ #43

Interpersonal Issues and Outlandish Baddies Intersect in ‘Batgirl’ #43

#43. Even if the final page villain reveal might not be the most exciting (for now), Batgirl #43 is another opportunity for Babs Tarr to strut her character and clothing design sense, try out…

‘Cyborg’ #2- Mr. Human

‘Cyborg’ #2- Mr. Human

Through David Walker and Ivan Reis' work on Cyborg #2, one can see how the pull of two worlds can be a blessing and a curse to Victor, and it shines bright in…

‘Ultimatum’ is Fridging at its Finest

‘Ultimatum’ is Fridging at its Finest

Worst Comics Month

In a sentence, Ultimatum is the superhero comic that will make you hate superhero comics and will have you reading nothing but Harvey Pekar, R. Crumb, and Daniel Clowes for the rest of…

‘Young Terrorists’ #1 delivers 80 pages of visceral plot

‘Young Terrorists’ #1 delivers 80 pages of visceral plot

In short, Young Terrorists #1 is a must read for a mature audience. There are things that go on our world that most of us turn a blind eye…


Hideo Kojima drops his final ‘Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain’ trailer

Hideo Kojima drops his final ‘Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain’ trailer

Earlier today Metal Gear Solid creator and director Hideo Kojima dropped what will be the final trailer he ever releases for the coveted series. An auteur in every sense of the word, Kojima’s trailer…

Why I’m still playing ‘Super Smash Bros.’

Why I’m still playing ‘Super Smash Bros.’

As I write this piece in my college dorm, my favorite Smash Bros.-themed Amiibos from my vast collection are to my right, and a playlist of competitive Smash for Wii U matches is…

‘Race the Sun': An insanely addictive racer with a remarkably original premise

‘Race the Sun': An insanely addictive racer with a remarkably original premise

Indie Express

As a kid, I used to love racing games. From Super Mario Kart to Wave Race or San Francisco Rush, my formative years were filled with a brimming affinity for competitive racing, particularly when I could wrangle…

Nintendo confirms Pokémon Brawler Pokkén Tournament Coming To Wii U

Nintendo confirms Pokémon Brawler Pokkén Tournament Coming To Wii U

Last August, fans of Pokemon went nuts when the teaser trailer for Pokken Tournament, a collaboration with Tekken publisher Bandai Namco, was released. Ever since, the biggest topic of discussion has been whether…


New on Video: ‘Fear’

New on Video: ‘Fear’

Fear is an excellent example of a filmmaker done in by their earlier, far superior work. Rightly or wrongly, it's difficult not to judge the film based on what we know Rossellini and…

20 Best Sound On Sight Podcast Episodes

20 Best Sound On Sight Podcast Episodes

A while back, when we released the 400th episode of the Sound On Sight podcast, a few close friends and longtime listeners requested we compile a list of our favorite shows we recorded…

‘Kansas City Confidential’ is visually unique, methodical tale of personal justice

‘Kansas City Confidential’ is visually unique, methodical tale of personal justice

Friday Noir #136

Cases of mistaken identity often make for tremendously entertaining thrillers. Alfred Hitchcock, in addition to being the master of suspense, was especially adept at telling nail-biting tales of men thrust into deadly plots…

‘Marshland’ is a chilling reminder that small towns are as dangerous as the big cities

‘Marshland’ is a chilling reminder that small towns are as dangerous as the big cities

Friday (neo)Noir #135

Marshland (original title: La isla minima) Written by Alberto Rodriguez and Rafael Cobos Directed by Alberto Rodriguez Spain, 2014 Reprimanded by their superiors for a previous folly, Madrid-based homicide detectives Pedro Suarez (Raul…


Sound On Sight Podcast

Sound On Sight Podcast: Episode 500 – The Final Episode

Sound On Sight Podcast: Episode 500 - The Final Episode

We usually try to keep the running time of our podcasts to about an hour, but this is, after all,…

Televerse

This is Our Design #38: “The Number of the Beast is 666…”

This is Our Design #38: "The Number of the Beast is 666..."

This week, co-hosts Sean Colletti and Kate Kulzick are joined by author Cooper S. Beckett of Eat The Rudecast as…

SOS This Week

SOS This Week #20: Goodbye, Sound on Sight

SOS This Week #20: Goodbye, Sound on Sight

The end is here for our beloved website. In a short episode, we discuss a few noteworthy news moments, laugh…

This is Our Design

This is Our Design #38: “The Number of the Beast is 666…”

This is Our Design #38: "The Number of the Beast is 666..."

This week, co-hosts Sean Colletti and Kate Kulzick are joined by author Cooper S. Beckett of Eat The Rudecast as…

NXpress: Nintendo Podcast

NXpress #20: Revisiting ‘Super Mario RPG: The Legend of the Seven Stars’

NXpress #20: Revisiting 'Super Mario RPG: The Legend of the Seven Stars'

What do you get when one of the best RPG game developers in the world decides to make an RPG…

Open Source

Open Source #28: Best Gaming Villains

Open Source #28: Best Gaming Villains

This week on Open Source, the crew discuss their favourite villains in gaming history – from Liquid Snake to GLaDOS and everyone…