Friday, April 2 2010
The film watches mother and son looking back, their interconnected but also disparate processes made visible in interviews, home movies, and reenactments.
Wednesday, April 22 2009
Taken together, the three movies in Tôkyô! create a frightful, smart, and lingering impression.
Thursday, June 19 2008
Uneven and a little muddled, Be Kind Rewind might be a prime candidate for the very fan remixing it portrays.
Friday, March 21 2008
Sprawling, breezy lite-funk mixed with classics by Billy Preston and Booker T. & the MGs. Definitely worth rewinding.
Friday, February 22 2008
A set of relationships -- father and son, past and present, fiction and something like history -- forms the foundation of Be Kind Rewind, another gently antic film by Michel Gondry.
Thursday, June 21 2007
Thursday, April 26 2007
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Tuesday, March 20 2007
This film revels in blurriness; not just in the line between director and fictional character, but between people, languages, and of course, between sleeping and waking, between living and dreaming.
Friday, September 29 2006
Written and directed by the ever inventive Michel Gondry, The Science of Sleep is a gorgeous, weird, mesmeric movie, with adorable animated reveries to represent Stéphane's subjective state.
Friday, March 3 2006
Block Party sustains a balance between good-natured light-heartedness social commentary.