Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

2009 UPDATE: It's been more than five years since I wrote this review of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and my appreciation for this film has only deepened since then. It went on to become quite an important film to many of my colleagues, so important, in fact, that when the team of a dozen or so film critics at Christianity Today voted on the films that were most important to them in 2004, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind took the #1 spot on the list. Remarkable, considering how … [Read more...]

Film Comment Critics Agree with Christianity Today Critics for #1 Movie of 2005!!

What a strange new world I live in.The critics at Film Comment have voted Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind as the #1 film of 2005.That's the same movie voted #1 by the critics at Christianity Today!In fact, the two groups agree on FIVE of the top ten! … [Read more...]

Movies That Buck the Trend

Here's a new interview¬†with Barbara Nicolosi, head of Act One: Writing for Hollywood.Get a load of this quote: … [Read more...]

The Looking Closer Interview: Michel Gondry and Charlie Kaufman

[Some of this material was previously published in March 2004 at Christianity Today.]-My review of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind led to an unexpected opportunity: a chance to interview the two creative masterminds of this remarkable film. It was a privilege to meet Charlie Kaufman, writer of Being John Malkovich and Adaptation, and director Michel Gondry, and to ask them why they are so attracted to unconventional stories.The following conversation does include a discussion … [Read more...]