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Film Review - Microbe & Gasoline


There’s always an expectation of whimsy when dealing with a Michel Gondry film. However, his last production, “Mood Indigo,” overdosed on fantasy to such a degree, it obscured the emotional core of the picture. Perhaps reassessing his creative influence, Gondry plays it relatively cool for his latest work, “Microbe & Gasoline,” which is much more fascinated with character than bulging imagery, keeping both feet on the ground as the occasional Gondry-constructed flourish takes a spin. “Microbe & Gasoline” is one of the helmer’s finest efforts because of this restraint, exploring the folds of the teenage mind with genuine awareness of human behavior, mixed tastefully with periodic bursts of delightful oddity. Read the rest at


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