Morgan’s makers lose trust in the intellectual heft of their material and chose to prioritize empty sensation instead.
In the Oscar race for supporting actress, one nominee benefits from nostalgia while another will likely coast to victory because of category fraud.
The film’s highpoint is one of the most moving sex scenes in all of American cinema, and the irony of it involving bland puppets is hardly lost on Kaufman and Johnson.
The premise of the film is simple, but it’s a simplicity that can only attract complications, as simple plans are apt to do, in an atmosphere of foreboding and the macabre.
Anomalisa exhibits Charlie Kaufman’s patented mix of tender melancholy and dark, absurdist comedy.
It rejects a fawning (or even particularly detailed) account of mental illness in favor of a plunge into the deep end of a bottomless ego.
Chris Messina is a little too indifferent to the machinations of the plot, but the film is a romantic daydream that casts a lovely spell.
This mischievous gob of spit in the face of chivalry gets a problematic HD transfer and a spate of twice-told supplements.
The film is a hybrid of a Lifetime movie focused on a “strong woman,” a run-of-the-mill murder mystery, and a yogurt commercial from hell.
It ultimately offers little more than another opportunity for famous actors to indulge their fetishistic, inadvertently condescending impressions of “everyday” people.