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MY MOVIE SHELF: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

The Task: Watch and write about every movie on my shelf, in order (Blu-rays are sorted after DVDs), by June 10, 2015.  Remaining movies: 278   1,359 more words


Synecdoche New York (2008): Quick-shot review!

A riddle wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a conundrum. Synecdoche New York (2008) is a masterpiece straight out of the mind of Charlie Kaufman, the genius behind… 614 more words

Film Grimoire

Being John Malkovich

I am reviewing the fantasy comedy movie Being John Malkovich starring John Cusack, John Malkovich, Cameron Diaz and Catherine Keener which is an excellent film. This is one of the most original films you will ever see and perhaps not surprisingly was scripted by Charlie Kaufman who is well known for offbeat screenplays. 345 more words

Film Reviews

Turning Stories into Stories: The Thief, the Orchids, and Adaptation

It doesn’t, of course, all start with the little story Susan Orlean reads in a local paper about a white guy who is arrested with a couple of Seminole guys stealing endangered orchids and bromeliads from the Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve in southwestern Florida. 1,489 more words



I knew what to expect by this point. My experience with Charlie Kaufman films has taught me that they are at least deceptively simple on the surface (at most, they are twisty intellectual mind-games that get away from you on the first viewing). 1,437 more words


“You and I share the same DNA.
Is there anything more lonely than that?”
― Charlie Kaufman, Adaptation, The Shooting Script