Monday, January 16, 2017

Anomalisa (2015)

I love the way that Charlie Kaufman is able to craft endings. They aren't particularly showy and don't really rely on twists or reveals, but they really stick with you. Of course credit is due to the various directors who have helped him to realize these works, but it's no fluke that he is the unifying element there. While he might not like to talk about what his films "mean" the fact that we remember those endings serves as proof that there was something he wanted us to take from them. There was something he simply had to express. While certainly less image based than his work with Jonze and Gondry, Anomalisa is no different. It's a great Rorschach Test for how cynical of a person you are.

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