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Tuesday, June 21 2011

To Be Or Not to Be Isn’t the Only Question: The Nature of Being in 'Synecdoche, New York'

By desperately trying to create an authentic piece of art, Caden Cotard, the central character in Charlie Kaufman's Synecdoche, New York, ends up dooming himself to live what Heidegger calls an inauthentic life.


Thursday, January 7 2010

The Best DVDs of 2009

Let's face it, when the content inside is less than meaningful, how better to market your particular movie than with plenty of digital packaging bells and whistles. Many of our 2009 choices reflect this strategy. Others are great all by themselves.


Columns

Thursday, October 23 2008

Identities in Flux

Kaufman’s Synecdoche, New York is performance art as civilization-annihilating Godzilla, whereas Eastwood's Changeling is a film that wins the stranger than fiction category, hands-down.


Reviews

Thursday, March 19 2009

Synecdoche New York

Consumed with existential dread, this film captures the feeling of near-death angst remarkably well, enough to the point where it's not Caden that's feeling it -- it's the audience.


Thursday, October 23 2008

Synecdoche, New York

Much like protagonists in previous Charlie Kaufman scripts, Caden is an artist in search of his art.


Blogs

Thursday, December 18 2008

Kaufman's 'Synecdoche' Is Complex, Compelling Quirk

Love isn't easy. Neither is life. Both bring us so much sorrow and pain that it's weird how obsessive we are over each one. We


News

Wednesday, November 5 2008

Charlie Kaufman as director: On the whole, he's up to the parts

TORONTO - "I don't need to be mentored," says Charlie Kaufman, a touch indignant, when asked if Spike Jonze helped out with advice on "Synecdoche,


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