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Cult Column: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

“Random thoughts for Valentine’s Day 2004: today is a holiday invented by greeting card companies to make people feel like crap.” Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind begins with a miserable monologue from Joel (Jim Carrey), who – in an act of out-of-character spontaneity – ditches his fellow commuters and catches a train out to […]

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Charlie Kaufman: A Very Short Retrospective

Since escaping anonymity as a writer for various sketch comedies and short-lived TV shows through his debut Being John Malkovich, Charlie Kaufman’s filmography has proven to be in turns charming, perplexing, and completely unforgiving – sometimes all at the same time. In any case, he has proven himself one of the most imaginative and idiosyncratic […]