Brand Upon the Brain!

Off the Radar - The Top 30 DVDs of 2008 | 12 Jan 2009 // 2:00 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.

A Fairy Tale Childhood: An Interview with Guy Maddin | 13 Aug 2008 // 5:00 PM

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.


Brain Upon the Brain! | 9 Oct 2008 // 5:00 PM

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

Brand Upon the Brain! (2006) | 5 Jun 2007 // 9:15 PM

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.


Brand Upon the Brain!: Criterion Collection | 24 Aug 2008 // 2:14 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

//Mixed media

Marina and the Diamonds Wrap Up U.S. Tour at Terminal 5 (Photos)

// Notes from the Road

"Marina's star shines bright and her iridescent pop shines brighter. Froot is her most solid album yet. Her tour continues into the new year throughout Europe.

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