I wanted to see the film after reading an article in Wired that mentioned that the film was shot on physical models that were stop-framed rather than being the computer animation I had assumed. The story is a children’s tale that is similar in content and theme to Gaiman’s Mirrormask. The film has strong echoes of Science of Sleep in its hand-made puppet aesthetic, Wallace and...
Burn After Reading
I found this an excellent Coen Brothers comedy with a large, excellent ensemble cast. It mixes middle-age infidelity with government politics and physical exercise. The core of the film is a kind of slapstick comedy of mistaken identities but there is a dark slightly cruel undertow to the whole thing. All of the turns are excellent and while the plot might be a little lightweight it is really a...