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Brand Upon the Brain!

Not Rated In Theaters 05/9/2007 , 95min.
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Village Voice
Not to discredit its wild artistry by saying the gimmick's the prize, but . . . the gimmick's the prize. Without all the hoopla, there simply isn't enough variation to this stylized fever-dream to justify its fatiguing running time, nor to call it anything less than predictably Maddinesque. Full Review
Andrew O'Hehir
The result is giddy, exciting and hilarious, not quite like any artistic experience you've ever had. Full Review
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
A feverishly imaginative Freudian vampire film from Guy Maddin, is like a silent-movie serial by Louis Feuillade or an improbable collaboration between writer Oscar Wilde and photographer Man Ray. Full Review
John DeFore
The Hollywood Reporter
Winnepeg filmmaker Guy Maddin isn't known for run-of-the-mill movies, but the feature he debuted at the Toronto Fest was outrageous even for him. A silent film taking the form of a twelve-chapter Feuillade-flavored serial and designed to have live accompaniment, the movie itself is a match for any of his features to date, and could outstrip earlier efforts in the arthouse arena. Full Review
Manohla Dargis
The New York Times
Delirious, ingenious, often very funny and strangely touching film. Full Review

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