Reviews // 8 Articles
Blogs // 2 Articles
Best Complexities in 2008
15 Jan 2009 // 3:00 PM
The most remarkable films of 2008 were small, smart, and complicated. While they're surely worth seeking out for their own pleasures, they also represent the sort of movies that will find theatrical releases even harder to manage in the shrinking economy.
Off the Radar - The Top 30 DVDs of 2008
12 Jan 2009 // 3:00 PM
Oddly enough, while the major studios continue scratching their heads over how to sell yet another new format (Blu-ray) to disinterested consumers, several outside distributors made sure that this would be a digital year to remember.
Death and Childhood Hover Over Guy Maddin's 'My Winnipeg'
25 Feb 2015 // 9:10 PM
The comic mythologizing of Winnipeg becomes conflated with an urge for Maddin to mythologize himself.
Surreal, Perverse, Snow-Deranged & Essential: 'The Quintessential Guy Maddin!'
17 Feb 2011 // 4:00 PM
Guy Maddin knows how the flaws of poor movie making – narrative lapses, grotesque melodrama, shoddy-looking production design -- can reveal subconscious desires in vulnerable, endearing, and creepy ways.
Three Formal Masterworks: 'Taxi', 'The Forbidden Room' and 'Victoria'
14 Mar 2016 // 10:10 PM
These three films define the possibilities of cinematic form in the 21st century.
Brand Upon the Brain!: Criterion Collection
24 Aug 2008 // 3:14 AM
One imagines that if you gave Canadian auteur Guy Maddin a mainstream movie script and a cast of well known celebrities, he would still wind