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Monday, January 12 2009

Off the Radar - The Top 30 DVDs of 2008

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

A Fairy Tale Childhood: An Interview with Guy Maddin

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

All Around the World: The Best International/Indie Films of 2007

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.


Reviews

Thursday, October 9 2008

Brain Upon the Brain!

However we choose to brand it -- post-apocalyptic, postmodern, post-historical -- the fashion of outrageous mash-ups is intimately linked with the movies.


Tuesday, June 5 2007

Brand Upon the Brain! (2006)

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.


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Sunday, August 24 2008

Brand Upon the Brain!: Criterion Collection

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


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