Guy Maddin Blogathon: Confessions of a Maddin Newbie

[Part of The Maddin-est Blogathon in the World! Contest Head over to that link for more Maddin-ness.] Nobody can really tell you what watching a Guy Maddin film is like. Or maybe nobody really tried to tell me. My first Maddin experience was Brand Upon the Brain!, and it was less than a year ago. Despite having heard about Maddin from Marina and Kurt for years,...

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Guy Maddin Blogathon: CAREFUL!

[Part of The Maddin-est Blogathon in the World! Contest Head over to that link for more Maddin-ness.] Outside of the pitch perfect, six minutes of pure cinematic bliss that is Heart of the World, 1992s Careful is very likely Guy Maddin’s best work – at the risk of splitting hairs, it is for me his best feature length film. A culmination of many of...

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Cinecast Episode 194 – An Island of Loneliness

    After several weeks of ‘shooting the shit’ and not bothering with the current film releases, we attempt to make up for lost time, and even (mother mercy!) get ahead of the game. This episode is loaded down with SPOILER-style reviews of two films in limited release (there is your fair warning) and one that many are looking forward to...

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Cinecast Episode 194 – (Alt. No Music Version)

Cinecast Episode 194 (alternate version with no music). This post is simply for streaming purposes and easier access for iTunes subscribers. For full show notes and listener comments, please visit the official post for this episode. Thanks!   Podcast: Play in new window | Download (105.8MB)  ...

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Bookmarks for Mid August

When should a director stop messing with a movie? “There are many kinds of re-cuts, created for different reasons, under different circumstances. Whether you consider a second or third or fourth cut valid (or superior) to the first depends on what you liked or disliked about the first cut, and the circumstances that produced that first cut, and what you...

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