There are few auteurs as instantly recognizable and divisive as Stanley Kubrick, few filmmakers as idiosyncratic or groundbreaking. His work spans the entirety of life itself–sometimes in the same film–and has inspired almost as much derision as hosannas. There is no easy consensus on Kubrick’s films–though you may not be terribly surprised by our writers’ choice for his best, it’s hard to imagine that your ranking of his work will line up wholly with ours–nor on the messages imparted within. Is The Shining secretly about the moon landing? Is 2001? What is he really saying about violence in society in A Clockwork Orange? And so on. Closing out (some weeks late, granted) our monthly theme on his works, here is Sound on Sight’s ranking of the films of Stanley Kubrick. Enjoy. Share. Debate. We know you’ll want to debate.
Iv’e had twelve regular co-hosts on the Sound On Sight podcast over the past six years. The longest running co-host lasted five years. The shortest lasted a day (I don’t even remember her name). Five hosts moved to Toronto, one literally disappeared off the map, and only two presently reside in Montreal. Of the twelve, three primarily left because they got married and started a new life; only one left on bad terms; two due to scheduling conflicts; and another left to go tree planting. I still have one current host on the SOS flagship show, and another on Sordid Cinema. Six years, 460 shows, an average of 76 episodes a year and 920 hours of podcasting (that doesn’t include TV podcasts). I figure I’m calling it quits at episode 500, which from my calculations should be sometime in February 2015. But you never know …
and of course my favourite: Dog singing #GameOfThrones theme song.
and goats and sheep singing the #GameOfThrones theme song.
Cats singing the #GameOfThrones theme song
It’s not hard to see why the great Spike Lee would want to get his hands on the drug-trafficking dramatic thrillerManos Sucias. It’s exceptionally made and extraordinarily tense. It also profiles a culture that’s both rarely depicted in art and quite underserved in real life. Lee isn’t this film’s director, though. That title, improbably, belongs to rookie filmmaker Josef Wladyka, whose voice is shockingly established for someone as green as he is.