Tag Archives: Surreal

REVIEW: The Science of Sleep (2006)

Review by Joe Goff

Directed by: Michel Gondry

Written by: Michel Gondry

Starring: Gael García BernalCharlotte GainsbourgAlain Chabat

The second major feature by “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” director Michel Gondry is an unusual glimpse into the mind of the surreal French-born director.

The film follows Stephan (Gael Garcia-Bernal), a blue-collar office drone by day, but creative genius by night. In his dreams he runs a topical talk-show about his own life and subconscious thoughts. He thinks of the right thing to say just when he needs to, he can talk to the girl of his dreams without batting an eyelid and most of all he can say exactly what he wants about the people around him without the inevitable repercussions Continue reading REVIEW: The Science of Sleep (2006)

REVIEW: Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (1985)

Directed by:  Tim Burton

Written by: Phil Hartman, Paul Reubens

Starring: Paul Reubens, Elizabeth Daily, Mark Holton

A while ago, Generic published a post about why the 80’s is the best decade in the history of film. (Read it here.) 

Although the post is excellent, (thanks to Inertia Pictures) I can’t help but feel that a very important movie has been completely overlooked. Slap bang in the middle of the decade, Tim Burton brought us ‘Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure,’ often referred to as just ‘Pee-Wee,’ which is certainly one of the 80’s funniest movies – if not one of the all time comedy favourites.

Pee-Wee Herman, played by himself, who is played by Paul Reubens (we know it’s strange) is an erratic and resourceful individual. Cartoonish and childish, Pee-Wee’s house is full of whirring machinery and whacky inventions, and I’ve gotta admit, it’s completely awesome. 

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REVIEW: Cirque Du Soleil – Worlds Away (2012)

Directed and Written by: Andrew Adamson

Starring: Erica Linz, Igor Zaripov

Well how about that. Who knew the human body could do amazing things like that without breaking?

The first thing to say is, there was a lot of amazing stuff in this movie. If you fancy a jaw-dropping, butt clenching, dangle off the edge of your seat in terrified fascination kind of thing, then this is for you.

The film itself though, released into cinemas in late 2012, was in my opinion advertised incredibly badly. We were fed an awful lot of false information in the trailer. Mainly, because it was actually portrayed to be an interesting and slightly surreal film based around the world famous ‘Cirque Du Soleil.’

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