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Three Formal Masterworks: 'Taxi', 'The Forbidden Room' and 'Victoria'

These three films define the possibilities of cinematic form in the 21st century.

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Off the Radar - The Top 30 DVDs of 2008

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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.

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A Fairy Tale Childhood: An Interview with Guy Maddin

The Canadian cult director Guy Madden talks with 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.

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My Winnipeg

Snow and ice fill the frame in My Winnipeg, Guy Maddin's ookily brilliant evocation of his childhood.

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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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The Saddest Music in the World (2003)

'There are tears for things, there are tears of things, there are tears from things,' says Guy Maddin.

Cynthia Fuchs
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The Saddest Music in the World (2003)

Guy Maddin's film is swirling with scraps of movie and other recent history.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Dracula: Pages From a Virgin's Diary (2002)

The lasciviously titled Dracula: Pages From a Virgin's Diary is a reliably unhinged exponent of Maddin's antiquarian vision.

Elbert Ventura
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