Trailer Watch: ‘Anomalisa’ (Tissues Recommended)


If you want a small peep at an anomaly in the year’s Oscar race for the animated feature category, a melancholic and mature masterpiece amidst a group of family-friendly fare, the first striptease of Charlie Kaufman’s Anomalisa was released today. Ogle its luscious and groundbreaking animation; titillate over the words “Directed by Charlie Kaufman.” And before this gets too weird, just be warned that this up-skirt look at one of the year’s best films (read my capsule review) doesn’t totally capture the downbeat, Lost In Translation-like tone of the film. If you’re as excited as I am, you may want to watch it in the privacy of your own home to avoid any awkward conversations. Consider yourself warned.

Anomalisa will have a limited release December 30th and hopefully expand into everyone’s neck of the woods sometime in 2016. That gives you plenty of time to check out some of Kaufman’s other masterpieces: Adaptation, Being John Malkovich, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, and Synechdoche, New York.

Josh is a film critic who probably spends more time watching movies than you spend not watching movies. His tastes are unabashedly snobby and he tries to watch and promote Canadian films (despite the fact that most of them suck). Josh is currently taking a double major in philosophy and film studies. He also likes to point out why your opinions are fallacious by quoting the definition of ad hominem, ad populum, and ad nauseam. Notice how he just used an Oxford comma? He’s kind of pretentious like that.