Montreal Film Journal

THE DIRECTORS SERIES (33)


2000
George Washington 92
[ A small town wasteland, crushed by the Deep South heat. An interracial group of kids (their common poverty seems to make skin color irrelevant), not too bright but with their hearts in the right place. No clear plot, but much contemplation, much lyricism and an unlikely super-hero. Add great Cinemascope cinematography, a haunting score and casually philosophical narration, and you can't help but think of Terrence Malick's oeuvre, but a series of quirky flourishes and the sometimes clumsy but always natural actors make Gordon's heartbreakingly beautiful first film into its own beast. ]



2003
All the Real Girls 93
[ review ]



2004
Undertow 64
[ review ]



2008
Snow Angels 90
[ review ]



Pineapple Express 93
[ review ]



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