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Anomalisa is a little indie production from 2015, directed by Charlie Kaufman, and David Thewlis.  The “Little” is to be taken literally.  For one thing, the film began as a sound play, and was only able to make the leap to screen through a kickstarter campaign by the directors.   665 more words

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Random thoughts for Valentine’s Day 2017. I watched Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind today. Remember that you probably won’t appreciate what you have until it’s gone. 246 more words

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Movie & Menu: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

While today is all about your bestie, tomorrow you’ll have trouble avoiding all the pink and red hearts.

I’m not anti-Valentine’s Day. I’m actually a hopeless romantic, but I think love is complicated. 368 more words



Adaptation. (2002)

Dir. Spike Jonze

Written by: Charlie Kaufman & Donald Kaufman (from the novel The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean)

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper… 1,636 more words


Adaptation (2002, Spike Jonze)


In the wake of Adaptation, the second collaboration between director Spike Jonze and visionary screenwriter Charlie Kaufman after 1999’s Being John Malkovich, it quickly became an overused fallback for studios and filmmakers desirous of “hip” pedigree to flaunt meta-narratives: rather than actually think our way through something, let’s make fun of the fact that we’ve having a hard time doing it. 4,468 more words

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Anomalisa (2015)

Written by Charlie Kaufman, Directed by Duke Johnson, Charlie Kaufman


David Thewlis…                 Michael Stone

Jennifer Jason Leigh…    Lisa Hesselman

Tim Noonan…                    Everyone else

Questions… 254 more words

"Adaptation" Aug. 2003

I recently realized that almost all of the movie reviews I wrote for the Asahi Shimbun in the 90s and early 00s are not available on the Internet, so I will remedy that by slowly, methodically posting them here on my blog. 776 more words