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My Winnipeg Reviews

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December 15, 2017
There's some genuine archival history threaded through the fantasy.
November 17, 2017
...there is no denying that Maddin is pushing not only himself as an artist...
August 21, 2017
Guy Maddin has never tipped quite so far in the direction of autobiography as he has with My Winnipeg, and the effect is unexpectedly charming.
May 16, 2016
With his thrilling new documentary portrait of his hometown -- or rather, his new "docu-fantasia" -- Guy Maddin proves that you can go home again.
January 29, 2015
A remembrance of things forgotten.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 26, 2015
Maddin mixes personal reminiscences with elaborate fantasies of Masonic rituals and collectivist brothels, to construct a vision of Winnipeg as a city of sleepwalkers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 1, 2010
Presented with such dreamlike flourish and humor that watching the movie is extremely entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
August 9, 2010
Maddin's exploration of his dysfunctional family life mirrors the crumbling facade of this major city. The symbolism is potent; the skill with which Maddin applies it, masterful.
August 26, 2009
Leaves one alternately giddy and groggy
March 27, 2009
It's so personal and so funny and so moving. Guy Maddin uses cinematic arts and crafts to convey his feelings about his home town
March 21, 2009
It'll stay with you and haunt you in the best possible way long after you left the cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 25, 2008
My Winnipeg is too funny and touching to be labeled purely experimental. It's magical, but the type of movie magic all can enjoy, if they only take a walk through the winter wonderland known as Winnipeg.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 18, 2008
Guy Maddin docu about his hometown gives fans everything they'd expect, plus a few moments of unexpected sincerity.
October 18, 2008
Maddin is a real film-maker with a confident, fluent movie language that is evolving in fascinating directions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 18, 2008
A film that makes what would seem like a mundane documentary into a funny, charming, relatable and interesting exploration of Maddin's home.
September 19, 2008
This love/hate tribute to [director Maddin's] hometown is one of the year's weirdest, most memorable 80 minutes of celluloid.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 12, 2008
Given its unusual blend of fact and fiction, the film is a real head-scratcher. Like most -- if not all -- of Maddin's films, it's as bewildering as it is visually arresting. And yes, that means it's an acquired taste.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 12, 2008
It's actually Maddin's most accessible film, and underneath the surreal images and foreboding narration is a relatively familiar message: You can go home again. And if you do, feel free to take some creative liberties here and there.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 21, 2008
Maddin translated his befuddlement of Winnipeg to me, but not his fascination.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 13, 2008
Maddin creates a rich tapestry weaving together fact and fiction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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