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Sunday, January 2 2011

The Best Independent / International Films of 2010

PopMatters launches our six-day look at 2010's best film, TV and DVDs by spotlighting the 25 best indie and international films of the year, highlighted by a host of superb documentaries, a stellar film from China and one of the finest works of "hillbilly noir" ever.


Sunday, May 2 2010

2010 Summer Movie Preview - May

May blasts the summer season off with two mega-movies, Iron Man 2 and Robin Hood, while offering up yet more Shrek and Sex and the City.


Reviews

Tuesday, July 26 2011

'Amelie's Irresistible Charm Is Further Enhanced in Blu-ray

Even if you've seen Amelie before, you are still not not disposed to see her wise, or toughen, up. You may even reprove yourself for letting reality, much less cyncism, intrude at all.


Tuesday, February 8 2011

'Micmacs' Could Make Harold Lloyd and Buster Keaton Squirm with Jealousy

In the highly stylized and inimitably executed scenes that owe as much to the Three Stooges and Rube Goldberg as to comedic luminaries like Keaton and Chaplin, Micmacs resembles nothing so much as watching a sporting event of the highest caliber, a quarterback on the hottest of streaks, hitting every pass, every note, and making it all look way too easy.


Thursday, June 10 2010

Micmacs (Micmacs à tire-larigot)

Micmacs is the most whimsical vengeance you're likely to see on screen, a novel counter-approach to the usual bloody business.


Monday, May 1 2006

Delicatessen (1992)

There is always something to look at in this film, even in the unsavory parts.


Thursday, December 16 2004

A Very Long Engagement (2004)

The memory of war -- collective and individual -- is at best a deterrent, at worst, a fantasy to fuel more of the same.


Blogs

Monday, December 13 2010

Make Way for Whimsy!: 'Micmacs' (Blu-ray)

Utilizing exaggerated performances and camera angles, director Jean-Pierre Jeunet manufactures a feeling of skewed innocence, an ability for the audience to view things through the puzzled eyes of its protagonists.


Friday, July 16 2010

'Micmacs' Is a Reminder of The Magic In Movies

The results are so imaginative, so visually inventive and playful that we easily overlook the film's flaws - even when they threaten the very elements we're enjoying.


Monday, November 30 2009

Micmacs à tire-larigot by Jean-Pierre Jeunet: Cinecity Festival 2009 - Brighton, England

The 2009 Cinecity Film Festival in Brighton opened with a preview of Micmacs à tire-larigot, the first film from Jean-Pierre Jeunet since 2004’s A Very Long Engagement.


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