Adam McGovern on Charlie Kaufman's ANOMALISA
In its 14 years of existence, Oscar’s feature animated category has largely been dominated by kid fare when it comes to wins. And if Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson’s stop motion lonely adult story Anomalisa takes it this year, it will be a true game-changer, making it the first R-rated title to win in the category. Show More Summary
Suzette Smith There are a number of trailers circulating right now that paint Charlie Kaufman’s latest film, Anomalisa, as an uplifting, life-affirming exploration of human experience. The overt lie of that pitch takes my breath away. Show More Summary
“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.” — Marcus Aurelius (121-180 AD) In the film “Adaptation” stressed-out screenwriter Charlie Kaufman has a twin brother, Donald, who’s seemingly perfect. He’s everything Charlie’s not. No, Donald’s not the most […]
Ronald Tiersky January 2016 Film critique: "Anomalisa" (co-directors Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson, 2016) A review of a review: is Anthony Lane correct about 'Anomalisa'? This is an unsolicited review of noted New Yorker magazine film critic Anthony Lane's own review of the striking film, 'Anomalisa' ("Gloom and Doom," Jan. Show More Summary
In this series of all too short clips from Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson’s Anomalisa, we go inside some of the tricks of the trade the film’s animators used to bring their tiny stop-motion world to life. Now we want to see how they made every little detail.
Anomalisa began life as a radio drama written by Charlie Kaufman under the pen name Francis Fregoli. With the help of Kickstarter, Kaufman and stop-motion animator Duke Johnson took the play, recorded the […]
One part of Charlie Kaufman's Anomalisa is really great, and the other part is really predictable. The greatness has everything to do with its look (animated puppets and their world), and the not-so-greatness with its story. The good...Show More Summary
Pixar’s blockbuster about sadness, Charlie Kaufman’s Kickstarter dream project, Hayao Miyazaki’s (probable) lush swan song, England’s swashbuckling silent film starring a sheep and a Brazilian boy’s kaleidoscopic journey are the animated features earning Oscar nods this year. The odds-on favorite...
Anomalisa is one of those once-in-a-lifetime movies. It’s a singular experience, a stop-motion animated drama that slowly reveals why it could have only been told in this style. Simultaneously bleak and brutally honest and genuinely hilarious, directors Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson have made a movie that touches a nerve. Show More Summary
It’s not an accident Confessions of a Dangerous Mind wasn’t shown as last week’s Charlie Kaufman retrospective. Although the Anomalisa writer and co-director received sole credit on George Clooney‘s directorial debut, he had very little involvement in the film, and he wasn’t happy with the end result. Show More Summary
The new Charlie Kaufman film, “Anomalisa,” is set in five places: an airplane, a taxi, a hotel, a sex shop, and a family home. In other words, this is the story of a business trip. The businessman is Michael Stone, the author of “How May I Help You Help Them?,” which, for those in the customer-service industry, has the status of holy writ. Show More Summary
Leave it to Charlie Kaufman to make animated angst so completely delightful.
Coming from a background in fine arts and design work, John Joyce made a seamless transition into the world of production design, creating the world of Anomalisa in his first stop-motion feature alongside designer Huy Vu. Joyce became...Show More Summary
Anomalisa is an animation about a lonely man on a business trip written and co-directed by Charlie Kaufman, the writer of Adaptation, Being John...
Through films like Being John Malkovich, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Synecdoche, New York, and Adaptation, screenwriter Charlie Kaufman has forged a reputation for mind-rattling imagery, quirky characters, thought-provoking stories and tragicomedy meditations on what it means to be...
Capone talks creating emotions in an artificial world, with ANOMALISA directors Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson Read the full article on AICN Hey everyone. Capone in Chicago here. I’m sure any number of you will give your reasons why...Show More Summary
Directed by: Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson; Runtime: 90 minutes Grade: B Certain animated films receive acclaim for pushing the boundaries of what the medium can accomplish, whether it's through the technical artistry involved or the depth of the storytelling. Show More Summary
Charlie Kaufman and stop-motion animation belong together, as has been clear since long before their meeting in the wondrous new movie Anomalisa, co-directed by Kaufman and animator Duke Johnson. In the past, Kaufman’s scripts—in which...Show More Summary
With his new film Anomalisa, Kaufman has added another pathetic male protagonist to the lineup. So it seems a particularly good time to see how all of these men measure up to one another as far as self-pity, self-loathing, and self-centeredness are concerned. …Read More