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Charlie Kaufman

Perhaps Movies As You Knew Them Are Dead

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 03.18.2016 | Entertainment

First of all, of course movies as you know them are dead. Nothing stays exactly the same over time. But when talking about studios going through the m...

Film Critique: 'Anomalisa,' (Co-Directors Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson)

Ronald Tiersky | Posted 01.20.2017 | Entertainment
Ronald Tiersky

Gloom and doom or freedom and connection? Inescapability of capitalist commercial society or existential forging of community? I think Kaufman's Lisa, the surprising beauty, is a statement that solipsism is not man's fate.

Live from Toronto Film Festival: Wednesday Sept. 16

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.16.2016 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I saw three films in a row today at the Toronto International Film Festival that have generated heavy buzz in the early festival days of fall - and found that none of them actually has the makings of the awards-season juggernauts they're being touted as. In other words, don't believe the hype.

Synecdoche, New York Revisited

Francis Levy | Posted 07.30.2016 | Arts
Francis Levy

In Charlie Kaufman's Synecdoche, New York (2008), Philip Seymour Hoffman plays a character who is suffering from a number of symptoms, but it soon becomes apparent that the real culprit is existence.

Six Characters at BAM

Francis Levy | Posted 12.31.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

One of Gertrude Stein's most famous lines is, "there is no there there." Theatre de la Ville's production Pirandello's Six Characters in Search of an Author directed by Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota and recently played at BAM visualizes Stein's phenomenology as Plato's Allegory of the Cave.

Matthew Jacobs

Catherine Keener On The 'Thelma & Louise' Scene You Didn't See Her In | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 03.26.2014 | Entertainment

Catherine Keener's latest movie, the low-budget indie "Maladies," is offbeat, even if she doesn't see it as such. Directed by New York-based visual ar...

Christopher Rosen

Kate Winslet Remembers 'Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind' | Christopher Rosen | Posted 03.19.2014 | Entertainment

There's at least one person not surprised Michel Gondry's "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" is 10 years old: Kate Winslet. "I can believe it'...

'Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind' Is Truly The Love Story Of Our Time

Erin Whitney | Posted 05.19.2014 | Entertainment
Erin Whitney

Around the time that I finally watched "Eternal Sunshine" in whole, I also met a girl with a blue streak in her hair. She was wild and impulsive, and she approached me first, of course, because I was the shy, quiet one (or "closed-mouthed" as Clementine calls Joel).

Bipolar Disorder, ADHD and Man's Soul

Francis Levy | Posted 02.26.2014 | Media
Francis Levy

One of the lagniappes of psychoanalysis is the philosophical attitude it takes towards mental illness. There is no cure for life. In fact in Charlie K...

'Slaughterhouse Five' Gets A-List Writer

Posted 07.09.2013 | Entertainment

Billy Pilgrim is inching closer toward his big-screen revival, and now the long-gestating "Slaughterhouse-Five" adaptation may have found its writer i...

Cinefantastique's Here's What's Going On: Doctor Who Starring... Michael Jackson!?!

Dan Persons | Posted 09.08.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Jacko was courted for feature adaptation... Guillermo del Toro announces writer for Slaughterhouse Five... Batman gets recruited for Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox...

Kickstarter Abuse: Why Are You Giving Your Money to Wealthy Celebrities?

Dylan Gadino | Posted 06.30.2013 | Entertainment
Dylan Gadino

As is the case with all amazing things, however, there comes abuse. And Kickstarter abuse has become increasingly bothersome and offensive.

Guillermo Del Toro Almost Worked With Charlie Kaufman

The Huffington Post | Mike Ryan | Posted 11.14.2012 | Entertainment

Since the last time Guillermo del Toro directed a film (2008's "Hellboy 2: The Golden Army") he's been attached to a lot of projects that never came t...

Jack Black Wants You To Help Produce His Next Movie

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 10.02.2012 | Entertainment

"Frank Or Francis" is the kind of Hollywood-skewering fever dream that could only come from the mind of Charlie Kaufman. The film tells the story of a...

Dan Harmon's Next Project Is ...

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 07.12.2012 | Entertainment

"Can you imagine the unique world of Charlie Kaufman, realized in stop-motion, without the influence of the Hollywood studio system?" asks a sweater-w...

HBO Developing Catherine Keener Comedy

Posted 05.22.2012 | TV

Catherine Keener is teaming with Charlie Kaufman for a new HBO series. According to, the new half-hour show will follow one day in a woma...

Kate Winslet Joins Wild New Film

Posted 03.27.2012 | Entertainment

Kate Winslet and Catherine Keener have joined the cast of Charlie Kaufman's next film, "Frank or Francis," New York magazine's Vulture blog reports. ...

Myron Kaufman's "Horse Scents"; Feud Update: Is The Art World's One Percent Imploding?

Jane Chafin | Posted 02.13.2012 | Arts
Jane Chafin

There is a public feud that had erupted in the upper echelons of the art world. The emperor is suddenly naked and his minions are scrambling to publically cover their asses. Mud is being slung far and wide.

She Who Dares: The Astonishing Work Of Tilda Swinton

John Farr | Posted 05.24.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Believe it or not, in a pop culture filled with mindless reality shows and slick formula franchises, there are still a few players out there whose work offers a glimmer of hope that originality and intelligence can prevail. Tilda Swinton is one such player.

Kate Winslet: The Antidote for Contagion -- and Now She's Won an Emmy!

John Farr | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Almost fifteen years after Titanic, with six Oscar nods and one win to her credit, Kate Winslet is an actress at the peak of her powers -- no longer a precocious ingénue, but a professional who's conscientiously developed her craft.

Steve Carell, Jack Black & Nicolas Cage To Blow Your Mind

Posted 09.21.2011 | Entertainment

Perhaps it's appropriate that the title of Charlie Kaufman's just-announced sophomore directorial effort seems phrased like a question. Deadline is...

Confessions of a Word Junkie

Caroline Hagood | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Caroline Hagood

Word junkies are seldom without their trusty accessory, the psychic map of creative journeys yet to be had. For me, this has always been my computer.

Charlie Kaufman Is A Humble Genius. 'Synecdoche' At Ebertfest

Kim Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

I love Synecdoche, New York, but I know a few people, many of them Kaufman admirers, who detest this picture. 2010-05-03-kaufmancopy.jpg

Mighty Movie Podcast: A Brisk Trade in Paul Giamatti: Sophie Barthes on Cold Souls

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Barthes was willing to give us some insight into her definition of soul and what it's like dealing with actors raised in the land of Stanislavski.

Kim Morgan's Top Ten Movies Of 2008

Kim Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

2008, the year of death, decay and the wisdom of the beautiful loser. The year movie stars examined their own mortality and fading beauty via their on-screen persona.