An underground lair serves as the point of inspiration for this "deeply whimsical fantasy comedy (with echoes of Jodorowsky's Rainbow Thief) from French cause célèbre Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amélie, The City of Lost Children)," set in a post-9/11 Europe. In Micmacs, underdogs battle heartless industrial giants, our gang relive the battle of David and Goliath, with all the imagination and fantasy of Buster Keaton. "At its best, Micmacs is a robust, enjoyably lunatic game," writes Tasha Robinson. "It's social commentary by way of a good Looney Tune." And now you have a chance to win the Micmacs DVD thanks to a giveaway sponsored by GreenCine and Sony Pictures Classics.
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Horror auteur Ti West is back with another slow-burning throwback film sustaining the quality of his very successful previous effort, The House of the Devil. Slant writes, "The classic haunted-house story is probably the mustiest in the book, and West sets out to subvert it while also identifying how essential such conventions are to the form. His work has always been heavily referential, but it stands apart presently in the sense that those references are never handled ironically."