Sunday, January 2 2011
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
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.
Tuesday, July 26 2011
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
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 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
There is always something to look at in this film, even in the unsavory parts.
Thursday, December 16 2004
The memory of war -- collective and individual -- is at best a deterrent, at worst, a fantasy to fuel more of the same.
Monday, December 13 2010
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
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.
Sunday, November 29 2009
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.