Film Forum: Charlie Kaufman’s “Synecdoche, New York”

Reviews for Charlie Kaufman's Synecdoche, New York are piling up at GreenCine Daily.I'll post other memorable responses here soon. I'm seeing the film on Thursday, and, if all goes as planned, interviewing Kaufman on Friday. If you have any questions for him, let me know.Here's Alissa Wilkinson's review at Christianity Today Movies, an admirable summation of a very complex film. Well done, Alissa! Make no mistake: Synecdoche starts out plausibly enough, but by the end it has completely … [Read more...]

A Thrilling New Account of Italy’s Great Flood.

In The Washington Post, Michael Dirda discusses Dark Water: Flood and Redemption in the City of Masterpieces, a thrilling new account of Italy's 1966 flood. Check it out, and add this to your autumn reading list. It's on mine.Full disclosure: I enjoyed a dinnertime conversation with Robert Clark and Image editor Greg Wolfe last week, and we discussed writing, faith, and favorite films. I was happy to discover that I'm not alone in rating Paul Thomas Anderson as my favorite living American … [Read more...]


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