Michel Gondry

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Review: The Green Hornet

If The Green Hornet were a car, it would be less like the lethally loaded '65 black Chrysler Imperial driven by the film's heroes and more like the homonymous shitbox discontinued by Dodge in 1987.
Seth, where is thy sting?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 14, 2011

Connecting the dots

Nearly a year has gone by in the city of eternal youth turnover and ageless scenesters — and has anything really changed?
In the local scene, anything goes
By MATT PARISH  |  June 05, 2010
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Love, truth and videotape

Is there anything more heartwarming than watching a little girl officiating at the marriage of two of her favorite dolls? Is there a purer form of love than the kind that a pre-pubescent might project onto the union of a plush Miss Piggy and a put-upon
Paper Heart wears its heart on its sleeve
By BRETT MICHEL  |  August 07, 2009

Review: Tokyo!

Together, idiosyncratic directors Michel Gondry ( Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind ), Leos Carax ( The Lovers on the Bridge ), and Bong Joon-ho ( The Host ) have crafted a bento box of delectable shorts.
Dreamy tribute to a glittering metropolis
By SHAULA CLARK  |  April 10, 2009

The Big Hurt: Hagar the horrible

I was reading a fascinating article about Sammy’s new record deal, and an epiphany struck: every year, Sammy looks more and more like the Dude.
Plus award-winning awards and buggering Beatles
By DAVID THORPE  |  September 24, 2008

Beautiful Losers

Aaron Rose’s Beautiful Losers offers little more than a chance to see nice people talk about their nice-looking art.
Shallow, reverent
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  September 03, 2008


Shaggy frog

Michel Gondry is not a household name.
Interview: Michel Gondry goes lo-fi
By BRETT MICHEL  |  February 20, 2008

Be Kind Rewind

This isn’t Gondry’s best work — it’s too unstructured, labored when it begs to soar.
A shambling charmer
By BRETT MICHEL  |  February 20, 2008

Mash-up your prejudices

The work of DJ Spooky demonstrates through art the kind of philosophical progress Obama calls for.
DJ Spooky remixes The Birth of a Nation
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  February 04, 2008

Primary concerns

The last thing people are looking for when they go to the movies is a reminder of the political crapola they are trying to escape.
2008 releases offer campaign reform
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 28, 2007

Worth seeing

Three exhibitions will catch your attention at the RISD Museum.
Heroes, fakes, abstracts, and figures
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 19, 2007


Sound and silence

The RISD exhibit reminds us that filmmakers at the forefront of the medium have been consistently drawn to the novelty of the medium.
Old and new images meet at the RISD Museum
By GREG COOK  |  September 18, 2007

Over the river

Though it’s called the New Hampshire Film Expo, four of the 67 films being screened in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, this weekend have stronger ties to Maine than the Granite State.
NH festival features four Maine-made films
By BLY LAURITANO-WERNER  |  October 11, 2006

Dream job

In a recurring scene in Michel Gondry’s La science des rêves , Stéphane (Gael García Bernal), who’s clad in a tight-fitting lavender suit, frantically runs around his “television studio,” its walls constructed from egg cartons, its cameras from cardboar
Michel Gondry is skilled in the science of film
By BRETT MICHEL  |  September 22, 2006

Fall back

If you cannot remember the past, so Santayana said, you’re condemned to repeat it. Watch trailers for this fall's new releases.
This season, Hollywood lives in the past
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 13, 2006

Apocalypse now and then

With Snakes on a Plane and World Trade Center opening on the same day, this summer won’t be offering the usual escapist fare.
Doom, damnation, and other summer fun
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 03, 2006


Brilliant or bullshit?

You’re on a subway in an unfamiliar city, and you don’t know how you got there or where you’re going.
The Difficulty of Proving Amnesia
By CHRIS FUJIWARA  |  March 15, 2006

Dave Chappelle's Block Party

Dave Chappelle has spent his down time on this low-budget documentary — directed by Michel Gondry, of all people — about the comedian’s effort to stage a free rap concert in the middle of a rundown Brooklyn neighborhood, just so folks can have a good tim
Enigmatic comedian hosts his dream concert, Michel Gondry documents it
By TOM MEEK  |  March 02, 2006