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Who is Ellen in Synecdoche, New York?

I’ll warn you up front that this is going to make extensive reference to the movie Synecdoche, New York. It’s not so much a spoiler warning, because this isn’t the type of movie that can be spoiled. 882 more words


Anomalisa (2015)

Anomalisa (2015)

A unique, beautiful animated film that captures the complexities of the human soul.

Anomalisa tells the life of Michael Stone, an author of a widely-recognized book titled, “How May I Help You Help Them?” He visits Cincinnati to give a presentation on customer service. 729 more words

Anomalisa: uma voz e os efeitos de uma montagem pulsional

Charlie Kaufman é um dos roteiristas que melhor trabalha o tema dos impasses inerentes à alteridade do Outro, ele escreve histórias criativas e inova na forma de contá-las. 1,265 more words


Synecdoche, New York (2008): Charlie Kaufman's Metatextuality and Man's Post-Ironic Quest for Soul

Can we admit enjoyment from a film that exacerbates a climax which never comes?

A dreamscape layered with subtext, Synecdoche, New York concerns itself with the unravelling of a mind, and beyond this the unravelling of the ‘self’ as a discrete unit of social capital. 1,183 more words


Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

I recently read an article in Aeon Magazine, which investigates the scientific possibilities and implications of purging one’s “bad” memories. * Haunted by news stories and images of traumatized children in the Middle East, and as a teacher to troubled adolescents, I find my opinion is conflicted: memories construct who we are, for-better-or-for-worse, but there are such horrible things that happen…Hungry for more insight into the subject (and a film buff) I decided to re-watch the 2004 film… 360 more words

Film Reviews

Anomalisa Mini Review

“Look for what is special about each individual, focus on that.”

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BEAUTIFUL!!! Anomalisa (2016) Review

Like Motivational Growth, I think Anomalisa is something you witness rather than experience. The film won’t have you shedding tears at any point however the themes and ideas will stick with you for days. 335 more words