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Anomalisa (2015)

2017 #2
Charlie Kaufman & Duke Johnson | 90 mins | streaming (HD) | 2.35:1 | USA / English | 15 / R

Written and co-directed by Charlie Kaufman (of… 437 more words

4 Stars

You are what you love not what loves you

Everything is more complicated than you think.

You only see a tenth of what is true. There are a million little strings attached to every choice you make; you can destroy your life every time you choose. 168 more words


Quotes on the Craft: Charlie Kaufman

I consider Charlie Kaufman the screenwriter’s screenwriter. He doesn’t write for fame or an easy pay cheque; he never panders to the lowest common denominator; and his work is so idiosyncratic and personal that ‘Kaufmanesque’ has been accepted into the idiom. 227 more words


185. Adaptation


As a male writer with a genetic predisposition to baldness (not now but maybe, sadly, one day), Charlie Kaufman struck a sad, familiar chord with me in “Adaptation,” a bizarre, unnerving but charming film written by…Charlie Kaufman. 387 more words

Anomalisa (2015)

A man crippled by the mundanity of his life experiences something out of the ordinary. (IMDb)

Breathtaking in its combination of down-to-earth detail (see the lovingly crafted stop-motion animation, authentic dialogue) and a calm, patient pace (see the long cab ride, trip up the elevator, walk to the ice machine), which, in a marvelously ironic way, celebrate with refreshing realism (see the sex scene) the inevitability of and the beauty that can be found in the mundane while following a lead who only wants to get away from it (the repeated voice symbolized the antagonist(s) perfectly).

9.5/10 (Breathtaking)

Being John Malkovich - Review


As human beings, we all carry some sort of fascination with celebrity culture and it’s natural to wonder what the sort of lifestyle must be like. 1,038 more words

Film Reviews

The limits of Lisa in Charlie Kaufman's 'Anomalisa'

Anomalisa centers on a morose middle-aged narcissist named Michael who seeks salvation from his cyclic mundanity through a female figure. Director Charlie Kaufman employs the subversive technique of stop-motion puppetry to signify Michael’s lack of control; the traveling self-help guru can help everyone but himself. 738 more words

Caroline Madden