Thursday, January 15 2009
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.
Monday, January 12 2009
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.
Wednesday, August 13 2008
The Canadian cult director talks to PopMatters about family, childhood, memory and his cinematic Gesamptkunstwerks that often look like damaged artifacts dredged up from an archive of lost 1920s and '30s film.
Wednesday, January 9 2008
Beginning and ending with the superlative filmmaking of Jia Zhang-ke, traversing the nooks and crannies of the globe, PopMatters presents the 20 best international and indie films of 2007.
Wednesday, February 25 2015
The comic mythologizing of Winnipeg becomes conflated with an urge for Maddin to mythologize himself.
Thursday, February 17 2011
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.
Thursday, October 9 2008
However we choose to brand it -- post-apocalyptic, postmodern, post-historical -- the fashion of outrageous mash-ups is intimately linked with the movies.
Thursday, June 12 2008
Snow and ice fill the frame in My Winnipeg, Guy Maddin's ookily brilliant evocation of his childhood.
Tuesday, June 5 2007
Subtitled "Remembrance in 12 Chapters," Maddin's excellent movie tracks something like Guy's search for his youthful memories, though you might just as easily describe his effort as a last-ditch repression.
Sunday, August 24 2008
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