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Equal parts childhood reminiscence, Expressionist horror film, teen detectived serial, and Grand Guignol reverie, Brand upon the Brain! is a new cinematic spectacle from the unique mind of Canada's own Guy Maddin. (thefilmcompany.org)

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Brand Upon the Brain! belongs to 34 collections
1. Criterion Collection (public: moderated by caffe - 122 stars)
2. Certified weird (public: moderated by Dreamer - 27 stars)
3. Post-1960s black & white photography (public: moderated by djross - 19 stars)
4. Non-verbal (public: moderated by djross - 14 stars)
5. Best of criticker: Drama (public: moderated by avgcrtckr - 8 stars)
6. Silent (public: moderated by Dorkovsky - 7 stars)
7. Male Frontal Nudity (public: moderated by bobyang - 5 stars)
8. Best of criticker: Comedy (public: moderated by avgcrtckr - 5 stars)
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Date User Score
Feb 13 kennkoon kennkoon
69T6
Jan 24 tamino
80T5
Jan 12 beachfouler
35T8
Jan 05 Dragon77
62T4
Jan 03 vitruvian vitruvian
90T9
Nov 29, 2017 Cocoa
30T1
Oct 14, 2017 jagarnyfiken jagarnyfiken
86T10
Oct 08, 2017 bof bof
81T9
Dr Caligari, La Jetée and Moominpappa At Sea thrown into a blender and topped up with Canadian Club. Not a movie to watch casually or too drunkenly, but I'll be damned if it's not some sort of masterpiece.
Sep 19, 2017 bellst74
70T6
Aug 20, 2017 caffe
84T9
Aug 03, 2017 luckyxiii
70T5
Aug 02, 2017 whataboutit
90T8
Jul 24, 2017 smellyjoe
90T8
Jun 24, 2017 FreddieQuell FreddieQuell
54T4
Jun 13, 2017 mjh0811 mjh0811
90T9
Jun 04, 2017 FrancoZero FrancoZero
10T4
May 30, 2017 aymansousa aymansousa
80T9
Apr 22, 2017 skeeter20
70T8
Apr 12, 2017 letterboxdvo letterboxdvo
39T9
Apr 09, 2017 ICMforum
100T9
Apr 07, 2017 Philosofem
69T5
Mar 11, 2017 ptkw ptkw
100T10
Mar 06, 2017 mkrusell
58T3
Feb 28, 2017 RYM_byrates RYM-byrates
72T9
Feb 24, 2017 Panunzio
88T10
Feb 04, 2017 pythag3
100T10
Jan 30, 2017 ricardo.rmq
84T8
Jan 16, 2017 maedchen76
95T4
Jan 09, 2017 fre
80T10
Nov 28, 2016 jackinthebox jackinthebox
80T8
Nov 17, 2016 Ronin22
73T10
Nov 02, 2016 dissociative dissociative
10T1
Nov 01, 2016 jerrywarton
69T7
Oct 18, 2016 TheMarkle
90T10
Oct 01, 2016 alexlma alexlma
7T6
Sep 17, 2016 ntnvnv ntnvnv
84T9
Aug 13, 2016 artemis artemis
92T10
Jul 17, 2016 heyimdylan moss piglet
8T10
Jul 04, 2016 MrWhiplash
100T9
Jul 01, 2016 genecal
52T1
Jun 03, 2016 Batty Batty
80T8
May 28, 2016 el-ahrairah
85T9
May 13, 2016 LuxNatalis LuxNatalis
60T6
Apr 15, 2016 firebirdekb
64T4
Apr 09, 2016 oddis87
87T9
Mar 18, 2016 mikaniam
20T1
Mar 12, 2016 dimsuz
95T6
Jan 27, 2016 skap skap
60T3
Jan 25, 2016 meliorism meliorism
90T10
Jan 16, 2016 maksler maksler
65T4
Jan 15, 2016 Metropolitan Metropolitan
80T8
Jan 02, 2016 mightysparks mightysparks
19T1
Dec 18, 2015 ssavage ssavage
70T6
Dec 16, 2015 MUBIvotes MUBIvotes
41T10
Dec 14, 2015 robot2xl robot2xl
73T6
Dec 07, 2015 GLADos
72T7
Nov 29, 2015 GrimsChild GrimsChild
35T3
Nov 28, 2015 LordCouture
75T8
Nov 17, 2015 rTrueFilm r/TrueFilm
100T10
Nov 14, 2015 Swoony Swoony
88T9
Oct 22, 2015 jpmarchant
90T7
Oct 15, 2015 Niska Niska
49T10
Oct 14, 2015 Hadzibegovic Hadzibegovic
75T6
Oct 01, 2015 Aut15711
100T7
Sep 28, 2015 drewTO
97T10
Sep 27, 2015 Moribunny Moribunny
58T5
Maddin deserves praise for coming up with his very own aesthetic and narrative form, here creating a radical pastiche of fictional autobiography and silent era genres, and stretched to full length. However, Brand Upon the Brain is a chore to watch. Both the plot and the visuals are intentionally hard to follow, and after a while tedium is the primary effect.
Sep 09, 2015 littleberk
6T2
Aug 09, 2015 redux
0T1
Jul 18, 2015 Arrhythmia
5T6
Jun 03, 2015 begoniabol begoniabol
8T2
Absolutely unwatchable, pretentious bullshit that can induce seizures with the amount of cuts
May 18, 2015 zetes
90T9
Apr 24, 2015 OldAle1
90T9
Apr 16, 2015 loosecanons loosecanons
11T9
Mar 31, 2015 mcflip
80T6
Mar 25, 2015 Fergenaprido Fergenaprido
56T1
Mar 22, 2015 tommy_leazaq
73T9
Mar 18, 2015 Lilarcor Lilarcor
92T10
Mar 12, 2015 Lonewolf2003
95T10
Mar 11, 2015 10kfilms
87T9
Mar 03, 2015 joachimt joachimt
70T7
Feb 28, 2015 DreadTalon
40T1
Feb 22, 2015 TraverseTown TraverseTown
40T3
Feb 21, 2015 guvolefou guvolefou
85T10
Gördüklerim içinde en eğlenceli Guy Maddin filmi. Sadece dış ses kullanılmış, sessiz film estetiğinde bir film ancak bu kadar izlenilir olabilir. Ses bandı muazzam.
Feb 20, 2015 gogomogo1
50T3
Jan 27, 2015 deadghost deadghost
82T6
Jan 15, 2015 petcor80
85T9
Dec 31, 2014 acrolyne acrolyne
70T4
Dec 28, 2014 giska giska
52T5
Dec 25, 2014 zomgmouse
90T9
Dec 20, 2014 marjoline
75T7
Dec 17, 2014 Fsjallink
88T9
Dec 13, 2014 palfi
75T6
Dec 09, 2014 roger-ebert
35T8
Dec 02, 2014 erkmen erkmen
73T7
Nov 29, 2014 Bialy_91
69T5
Nov 29, 2014 Sane
86T10
Nov 17, 2014 comepelicula comepelicula
75T8
This is an oniric movie that has a lot of surrealist elements, quite enjoyable, it has a really different style in filmmaking and narrating which is interesting. The only bad thing is that the plot and visual style is a bit repetitive and the plot in the middle flats out to pick the rhythm again in the end.
Nov 06, 2014 DocBrowne
70T5
Oct 28, 2014 eitan62
90T8
Oct 08, 2014 Peeperkorn41
85T9
Sep 20, 2014 RavynLoony RavynLoony
77T9
Sep 10, 2014 gargantua gargantua
84T9
Jul 10, 2014 KTK
3T6
Jul 09, 2014 gorkemturkay
71T5
Jun 23, 2014 fabioleal
75T7
Jun 16, 2014 nathantreid
1T1
Jun 01, 2014 themagician
70T6
May 31, 2014 Parallax Parallax
84T8
May 25, 2014 Groooan
47T10
Apr 23, 2014 Lepra Lepra
70T5
Apr 03, 2014 fufutos
74T7
Mar 31, 2014 mr_oscar mr oscar
91T8
Feb 25, 2014 arzinger
80T9
Jan 20, 2014 pyrosexual pyrosexual
65T2
Jan 14, 2014 hip
75T7
Jan 11, 2014 overrated overrated
51T5
I don't get it.
Dec 30, 2013 replica
90T10
Dec 14, 2013 jbissell jbissell
85T8
Dec 14, 2013 undinum undinum
85T8
Dec 07, 2013 Dicke_Taube
80T9
Dec 07, 2013 ellis ellis
100T10
Nov 28, 2013 Hairmetal92
7T6
Nov 11, 2013 C12H17N2O4P C12H17N2O4P
76T7
Nov 06, 2013 Derekstar Derekstar
100T10
Guy Maddin invented his own genre, and he's the only person who makes movies in it.
Nov 04, 2013 finlay
40T3
Oct 18, 2013 JooskiPea
87T8
Oct 08, 2013 panchovilla
89T9
Sep 30, 2013 ettubrute
90T8
Sep 13, 2013 pomegranates pomegranates
80T7
Sep 11, 2013 knoxshelton
85T5
Aug 17, 2013 boilerplate boilerplate
80T7
Aug 11, 2013 zachheltzel zachheltzel
85T9
Aug 10, 2013 Sheldrake Sheldrake
70T7
Aug 09, 2013 Barkinson
40T3
Aug 03, 2013 Achk
4T2
Jun 27, 2013 mallamp
60T3
Jun 08, 2013 Kortee Kortee
66T5
May 25, 2013 kurisu1974 kurisu1974
80T10
May 12, 2013 IDYmilkshake IDYmilkshake
90T10
Childhood memories and your brain in a blender.
Apr 20, 2013 madmen1977
75T5
Apr 20, 2013 MA M_A
90T10
"It takes the weight of many orphans to keep father's casket in the earth"
Apr 08, 2013 honeycuttwc
85T9
Mar 12, 2013 Toke Za
60T5
Jan 19, 2013 Nepeta
85T8
As Maddin attempts to paint over the memories of his past instead he finds himself trapped by them. Also: the harp-playing detectives!
Dec 14, 2012 synthono
75T4
I can honestly say I've never seen anything like it.
Nov 27, 2012 rublyov
84T8
Nov 15, 2012 sofielykke sofielykke
98T10
Nov 14, 2012 debaser1985
77T9
Nov 13, 2012 beardmetals beard_metals
75T8
Oct 31, 2012 schedrevka
87T7
Oct 23, 2012 Ronin21
85T9
Oct 09, 2012 bevan
70T7
Sep 30, 2012 dormice dormice
85T9
Sep 07, 2012 redmdb redmdb
88T6
Aug 17, 2012 willow
86T9
Jul 28, 2012 tomwalsh
95T10
May 29, 2012 mlaney ()
99T9
May 12, 2012 Gordon_Cole Gordon Cole
49T3
May 11, 2012 Communicants Communicants
85T9
Apr 27, 2012 BadSmile BadSmile
80T10
Apr 21, 2012 nrm4
66T7
Apr 01, 2012 BigJarv79
81T9
Mar 12, 2012 PeaceAnarchy PeaceAnarchy
94T10
A film that is creative and experimental, but grounded in effective storytelling technique, creating a magical experience. It's such a warm film despite the insanity and made me genuinely happy. Little Guy is a fantastic character and his adventure, both emotional and physical, in the film is a delight to watch. For all of the film's experimentation the narrative is very pulpy and engaging, and the chapter break style is one that works incredibly well at pacing the film.
Mar 10, 2012 Henrik Henrik
86T10
Feb 28, 2012 valfuindor valfuindor
80T8
Feb 12, 2012 sillstaw
82T5
Feb 09, 2012 katatonic katatonic
90T8
Feb 07, 2012 Suldrup Suldrup
90T10
Jan 27, 2012 TartanLlama
95T10
Jan 21, 2012 Magmadiver Magmadiver
75T5
Dec 27, 2011 Lone_Wolf miller
8T9
Dec 26, 2011 Seethruskin Seethruskin
5T8
Nov 30, 2011 hubies hubies
55T3
Nov 26, 2011 jaqueline jaque_line
100T9
Oct 27, 2011 Darren Darren
90T9
Oct 15, 2011 sidehacker sidehacker
81T9
Oct 07, 2011 avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
73T10
Oct 02, 2011 ratedargh ratedargh
85T8
Sep 28, 2011 NRM03
49T3
Sep 24, 2011 kooou kooou
80T8
Aug 29, 2011 hellbike
71T6
Aug 18, 2011 jethro
85T8
Aug 16, 2011 O_o
75T6
Aug 15, 2011 kafka1325 kafka1325
65T7
Aug 09, 2011 Meta_Critic Meta Critic
79T9
Aug 04, 2011 jonnykungfu
90T10
May be the most Guy Maddin of all Guy Maddin films. Filled with his obsessions with German Expressionism, B-movies, fairy tales, and general batfuck insanity, this film is probably the best introduction to Guy Maddin's style, and one of his most captivating. Maddin is definitely the most interesting film-maker working today, and every film of his is an event.
Aug 01, 2011 frankslater
90T8
Jul 29, 2011 CinematicESP CinematicESP
94T10
The visual design, the editing, and the fantasy logic are fantastic. All the elements come together to create a truly unique cinematic experience.
Jul 05, 2011 QREX
40T8
Jul 02, 2011 simajudas simajudas
77T8
Jul 01, 2011 Tds4a Tds4a
85T9
Jun 21, 2011 magnani magnani
100T10
Jun 17, 2011 rant1229 rant1229
4T7
May 28, 2011 lagartazul lagartazul
87T7
May 13, 2011 NRM02
51T4
Apr 24, 2011 bmmello
81T8
Apr 20, 2011 matty5190 matty5190
87T8
Apr 16, 2011 frg frg
9T9
Apr 08, 2011 VinegarBob VinegarBob
5T1
Mar 25, 2011 NRM01
81T10
Mar 22, 2011 Burhart Burhart
65T4
Mar 20, 2011 ateliertovar
100T8
Mar 18, 2011 anhonestmess
80T8
Mar 17, 2011 ShaqFilmClub ShaqFilmClub
95T7
3 Shaqtaculars
Mar 08, 2011 Granto
81T9
Feb 18, 2011 Mr_Mxyzptlk Mr. Mxyzptlk
100T6
Feb 16, 2011 WBadger WBadger
87T9
Feb 13, 2011 green_man Edson Abas
85T10
Feb 12, 2011 Kazaam Kazaam
40T3
Jan 28, 2011 fakesenator fakesenator
93T10
Jan 22, 2011 gaucho
6T9
Jan 05, 2011 springbreak9
100T10
Dec 17, 2010 macumbalove macumbalove
50T6
Dec 03, 2010 stailea
97T10
Nov 17, 2010 KasperL KasperL
75T8
Stunning imagery and a dreamy sequence that would've made the Surrealists proud. Maddin has matured since 'Careful' and 'The Saddest Music in the World'. The stylistic tribute to the silent era is a perfect match with his autobiographical story about revisiting old memories. The film can feel slightly pretentious but it's grounded by its fascinating mixture of the realistic and the bizarre, the affectingly personal along with the absolutely confounding. Even so, a bit too weird for me.
Nov 12, 2010 poltergeist poltergeist
85T10
Nov 11, 2010 zerkalo_ii _zerkalo_
70T6
Oct 20, 2010 whitejeft whitejeft
98T10
Oct 20, 2010 ppk ppk
92T10
Oct 13, 2010 bood
80T7
Oct 07, 2010 catfacer catfacer
85T8
Sep 23, 2010 chumlum
6T7
Sep 21, 2010 AICHEG AICHE
71T5
Sep 20, 2010 Cantstopdrew Cantstopdrew
94T10
Sep 13, 2010 Leland Leland
95T9
Aug 30, 2010 lauratron lauratron
92T10
Aug 22, 2010 hazelhawks hazelhawks
94T10
Aug 11, 2010 IMDb_byvotes IMDb-byvotes
75T7
Aug 07, 2010 JakeAesthete JakeAesthete
86T9
Maddin at his most impressionistic and poetic, while still retaining his playful absurdist edge. Captivating.
Aug 03, 2010 kubodegelo kubodegelo
20T1
Jul 27, 2010 Risselada Risselada
72T6
Jul 17, 2010 micmac micmac•
77T9
Jul 12, 2010 JooJoo JooJoo
4T6
Everything about this is telling me to love it, and yet, my resistance stays strong. The whole thing just feels tired at a certain point (though, never too strongly).
Jul 02, 2010 DividedFrame
92T10
Jun 09, 2010 jodamico jodamico
82T9
Jun 06, 2010 Capybara
100T9
May 18, 2010 Seftref
60T5
Apr 17, 2010 NoSex NoSex
95T10
Apr 17, 2010 bearjazz bearjazz
100T10
Apr 10, 2010 Mentaculus Mentaculus
100T10
Guy Maddin's revisionist history of Guy Maddin. Guy Maddin's revisionist history of Cinema itself. Maddin's kind of cinema strives for truth - not BEHIND the Secrets!, but WITHIN the Secrets! Contradictory? Naturally.
Apr 03, 2010 clarkah Prof. Sebby
80T9
Mar 26, 2010 kasator kasator
90T10
Mar 18, 2010 Blevo
90T10
Mar 16, 2010 Beaucine
4T7
Mar 09, 2010 margot margot
95T8
Mar 05, 2010 RHalpain RHalpain
85T9
Mar 04, 2010 joedhunt
65T4
Feb 27, 2010 kastenm kastenm
82T9
Feb 03, 2010 LEAVES
27T2
Jan 29, 2010 onetwothree
60T7
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