Review: Micmacs

“How’s it going with the warmongers?”

Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s distinctive filmmaking style is one of history, hyper-detail and whimsy.  These are not bad things, especially when the stories they tell maintain an emotional grip on the viewer throughout, as in Amelie and A Very Long Engagement, or when they are murkily, morbidly fanciful, as in Delicatessen, The City of Lost Children and his new film, Micmacs à Tire-Larigot (in America, it is being simplified as Micmacs). Continue reading “Review: Micmacs”