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indie wire  review of Guy Maddin's Keyhole

Jason Staczek is a Seattle-based composer, producer and Hammond organ player. His scores for the films of director Guy Maddin have been called "swirling and adventurous" and their latest work together, Keyhole, is currently in theaters worldwide(read more)



e film critic  review of Guy Maddin's Keyhole

There are plenty of filmmakers out there whose work I greatly admire but there are only a few who are so original and unique that whenever I sit down to see their latest effort, I can almost guarantee that they will be supplying me with what a desire to experience the most from a film, both as a critic and as a simple audience member--the chance to see things that I have never seen--or even contemplated seeing, for that manner--unfolding on the big screen. One of those people is Guy Maddin(read more)




Greene Cine Daily review of Guy Maddin's Keyhole

Guy Maddin never so much sits for an interview as he does take occasion to deliver what sounds like a old-time radio drama, only far more wild and vivid and philosophical. Images whirl through the air. Ideas take shape and dissolve. Time collapses into a black hole that suddenly reopens like the iris of a camera lens.(read more)




indie wire  review of Guy Maddin's Keyhole

Independent Film Festival Boston Sets Lineup... The festival will be screening over 130 films. Additonal films that will shown include: Todd Solondz's "Dark Horse"; Julie Delpy's "2 Days In New York"; Guy Maddin's "Keyhole"(read more)



ALT Blog   review of Guy Maddin's Keyhole

addin’s first foray into digital, which premiered last year at TIFF and recently screened at SXSW, has been labeled “stubbornly cryptic” by detractors but was included in FC Editor Gavin Smith’s Top 10 of 2011. Maddin will be there, with his usual perceptiveness and unique articulations, to guide us through his dream logic.(read more)



examiner.com   review of Guy Maddin's Keyhole

In Keyhole, we first meet Jason Patrick’s gangster Ulysses Pick as he arrives at his home with a dead teenage girl and a bound prisoner. With his gang holed up inside, having eluded the police and tense over what to do next, Ulysses narrows in on a singular goal: traveling through his haunted residence from room to room and meeting up with his wife Hyacinth in her upstairs bedroom.(read more)



slant  review of Guy Maddin's Keyhole

Keyhole may be Guy Maddin's first film shot in high-definition digital video, but that doesn't mean this Canadian auteur is suddenly going against his usual backward-looking style. (read more)



Headve Media  review of Guy Maddin's Keyhole

Although Keyhole reportedly began as Canadian mad genius Guy Maddin’s attempt to make a “gangsters and ghosts” genre film according to cinematographer Benjamin Kasulke, there was no way that Maddin was ever going to settle for a straightforward crime film narrative. Like the vast majority of Maddin’s work, Keyhole feels closer to a fever dream than a movie, appropriate for a filmmaker whose cinematic mind has always felt filtered through decades of cinema and human memory at once, for any given second. (read more)



IFC Center  review of Guy Maddin's Keyhole

The hyper-stylized Canadian film director Guy Maddin is back with what, by his standards, looks like something of a normal film. Jason Patric and Isabella Rossellini star in this moody tale of regret and gangsterism. It also features Kevin McDonald, and considering Maddin’s previous “The Saddest Music in the World” starred Mark McKinney we’d like to salute the director for keeping the former members of The Kids in the Hall employed. (read more)



e film critic  review of Guy Maddin's Keyhole

In the hands of surrealist Canadian filmmaker Guy Maddin, there is nothing standard about what happens as criminal mastermind Ulysses (Jason Patric) roams the house looking for his estranged wife (Isabella Rossellini) and encounter ghosts of his past around every corner. (read more)



fangorai  review of Guy Maddin's Keyhole

One-of-a-kind Canadian filmmaker Guy Maddin ventures into the haunted-house genre with KEYHOLE, starring Jason Patric and featuring BLUE VELVET’s Isabella Rossellini and Fango fave Udo Kier. Now the details of when and where you can see it on the big screen have been announced.(read more)




indie wire  review of Guy Maddin's Keyhole

Instead, he's been focused on his latest film, the gangster memory tale, "Keyhole," with Jason Patric, Isabella Rossellini and Udo Kier, among others. Having premiered at Toronto last year, the film made its European bow at the Berlin Film Festival this week, and we were lucky enough to sit down with Maddin to discuss the new film... (read more)




hollywood reporter  review of Guy Maddin's Keyhole

As his latest film, "Keyhole," a disjointed version of The Odyssey, gets set to screen in Berlin, Canadian cult director Guy Maddin talked to The Hollywood Reporter about "The Artist" stealing his thunder as a silent film director, about avoiding color on-screen, and his 2000 opening night triumph at the Toronto International Film Festival.(read more)




variety  review of Guy Maddin's Keyhole

Kasulke studied cinema at Ithaca College, did a stint as a taxi driver and spent four years working in post-production before becoming the go-to shooter for Seattle's modern dance films... Since then he has added to his feature resume "My Effortless Brilliance," "Humpday," "Keyhole," "The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye" and "The Lie." (read more)




cine vue  review of Guy Maddin's Keyhole

Guy Maddin remains resigned to the appreciation of arthouse cinephiles. However, his most recent production Keyhole (2011) doesn't look like changing that dynamic, pushing his abstract approach passed the realms of worldwide accessibility.(read more)




Hollywood reporter  review of Guy Maddin's Keyhole

“The film succeeds in showing us a well-known conflict by poetically re-setting it as a playful battle,” said the Berlin Today jury - composed of Bosnian director Jasmila Zbanic (Grbavica), German cinematographer Judith Kaufman (Four Minutes) and Canadian helmer Guy Maddin (Keyhole).(read more)




cinevue  review of Guy Maddin's Keyhole

This month sees the Berlin International Film Festival celebrate its 62nd incarnation, and the CineVue team members will be braving the cold weather, wheat beer and pork-based snacks of the German capital to bring you as much coverage as we can. Previously, we mentioned some of the highlights from the festival's recently released programme... Canadian director Guy Maddin is something of an anomaly - seemingly having found his own niche of creating deeply personal yet utterly unique filmmaking. Renowned for his exploration of surreal worlds and ghosts Keyhole appears to be no different and looks set to be a paranormal journey into the depths of the human psyche. (read more)




bloody disgusting  review of Guy Maddin's Keyhole

Looks as if the 2012 version of the SXSW Film Festival is starting to come together rather nicely for horror fans... After a long absence, gangster and father Ulysses Pick (Jason Patric) arrives home to a house haunted with memories, towing the body of a teenaged girl and a bound and gagged young man. His gang waits inside his house, having shot their way past police.... (read more)




indie wire   review of Guy Maddin's Keyhole

Keyhole (Canada) Director: Guy Maddin, Screenwriters: Guy Maddin, George Toles I'm only a ghost... but a ghost isn't nothing. Cast: Isabella Rossellini, Jason Patric, Udo Kier, Kevin McDonald, Tattiawna Jones (U.S. Premiere) (read more)




hollywood reporter  review of Guy Maddin's Keyhole

Wednesday, fest organizers released the main program — a unique Texas blend of work from first-time filmmakers, studio releases, homegrown cinema and music docs — in advance of the nine-day event, which runs March 9-17 in Austin.

Keyhole (Canada) Director: Guy Maddin, Screenwriters: Guy Maddin, George Toles I'm only a ghost... but a ghost isn't nothing. Cast: Isabella Rossellini, Jason Patric, Udo Kier, Kevin McDonald, Tattiawna Jones (U.S. Premiere) (read more)





gallerist ny   review of Guy Maddin's Keyhole

The Canadian filmmaker Guy Maddin has made a gangster film called Keyhole that appears to be loosely based on The Odyssey.We’ve just had a look at the full trailer. It includes an unusually haggard Jason Patric... (read more)




deadline new york   review of Guy Maddin's Keyhole

Keyhole, Canada. By Guy Maddin (My Winnipeg, The Saddest Music In The World, Brand Upon The Brain) With Jason Patric, Isabella Rossellini, Udo Kier, Brooke Palsson. International premiere. (read more)




variety   review of Guy Maddin's Keyhole

Also showing as part of Berlinale Special are Farhan Akhtar's Bollywood actioner "Don: The King Is Back," starring Shah Rukh Khan, which was shot largely in Germany; Guy Maddin's "Keyhole," with Jason Patric and Isabella Rossellini; and Salma Hayek starrer "La Chispa de la vida," by Spanish director Alex de la Iglesia ("The Oxford Murders"). (read more)



indie wire   review of Guy Maddin's Keyhole

The 11th annual list of the year's best Canadian films was unveiled by the Toronto International Film Festival last night. Selected by a group of panelists, the announcement included separate lists for the best Canadian features and short films of the past year... Canadian cinematic icons David Cronenberg, Sarah Polley and Guy Maddin were all represented as well with their "A Dangerous Method," "Take This Waltz" and "Keyhole," respectively.(read more)



cbc live   review of Guy Maddin's Keyhole

Guy Maddin's supernatural film, Keyhole, starring Isabella Rosselini and Jason Patric, won the Borsos competition for best Canadian feature film at the 11th annual Whistler Film Festival this weekend. CBC Live contributor Rebecca Perrin sat down with Guy Maddin and Jason Patric during the Toronto Film Festival in September to talk about Keyhole, which is Maddin's eerie take on Homer's The Odyssey. (read more)



indiewire   review of Guy Maddin's Keyhole

Guy Maddin's "Keyhole" has been announced as the winner of the Borsos Competition for Best Canadian Film at the Whistler Film Festival. "Keyhole" beat out five other contenders for the prize including Canada's official Academy Award selection for Best Foreign Language Film "Monsieur Lazhar." (read more)



vancouver sun  review of Guy Maddin's Keyhole

Keyhole, the latest feature film from Winnipeg auteur Guy Maddin, is the winner of the coveted Borsos Competition for best Canadian feature film at the 2011 Whistler Film Festival... (read more)



emtertainment time  review of Guy Maddin's Keyhole

In trying to persuade friends and family to join you in watching Guy Maddin’s deliriously weird comedy-melodrama-musical, it’s probably best to tell them it’s about a competition to find the ultimate sob-inducing songs... (read more)



sound on sight  review of Guy Maddin's Keyhole
So Michael Fassbender isn’t the only male actor appearing i movies completely nude this year. Check out this very strange clip from Guy Maddin’s Keyhole. And if that ins’t enough, I’ve included a second clip for the film below. Keyhole had mixed reviews from the Toronto International Film Festival... (read more)





In a cramped rehearsal space at the Film Society of Lincoln Center on Wednesday afternoon, Canadian filmmaker Guy Maddin's 1988 directorial debut "Tales from the Gimli Hospital" suddenly came alive like it never had before. (read more)




Are you ready for your daily dose of strange, presented to you in a package that includes Louis Negin's package? Then you just may be ready to take a look at the first publicly released clip from Guy Maddin's Keyhole. (read more)





monterey media has acquired U.S. rights to Guy Maddin’s latest “Keyhole,” starring Jason Patric, Isabella Rossellini and Udo Kier. The black and white thriller, based on Homer’s “The Odyssey,” premiered at the recent Toronto International Film Festival. (read more)





One of film's most unique voices apparently has crafted a haunted house film, and it will be hitting stateside. Variety reports that Monterey Media has acquired the U.S. rights to Guy Maddin's KEYHOLE, a film which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, but seems to have completely slipped under the radar... (read more)





Independent distribution house Monterey Media has nabbed the domestic theatrical rights to Guy Maddin's KEYHOLE, a black & white gangster noir/haunted house thriller starring Jason Patric and Isabella Rossellini... (read more)





Monterey Media has acquired U.S. rights to Guy Maddin's haunted house thriller "Keyhole" from Entertainment One. Pic stars Jason Patric, Isabella Rossellini, and Udo Kier. "Keyhole," shot in black and white, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. Monterey plans a domestic theatrical release in the spring. (read more)




Not even the director Guy Maddin is certain how to classify a Guy Maddin movie. The Winnipeg-born filmmaker is known for his experimental, black-and-white, sometimes silent, often strange films that tackle issues in a surreal way. He delivers another puzzler with “Keyhole,” a film starring Jason Patric that could be described as a gangster ghost drama... (read more)


 
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