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To Be Or Not to Be Isn’t the Only Question: The Nature of Being in 'Synecdoche, New York'
21 Jun 2011 // 5:00 PM

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.

The Best DVDs of 2009
7 Jan 2010 // 4:00 PM

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.


Identities in Flux
23 Oct 2008 // 6:00 PM

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.


Synecdoche New York
19 Mar 2009 // 5:00 PM

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.

Synecdoche, New York
23 Oct 2008 // 11:09 PM

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


Kaufman's 'Synecdoche' Is Complex, Compelling Quirk
18 Dec 2008 // 2:31 PM

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


Charlie Kaufman as director: On the whole, he's up to the parts
5 Nov 2008 // 9:13 PM

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,

//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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