Dir. Spike Jonze (1999). Directed by Jonze from Charlie Kaufman’s highly original script, this prize head-scratcher invites all analogy-seekers to cast their nets wide. The movie drafts brain-twisting conundrums, surrealist humor, and self-conscious fictionalizing in the service of a Warholian riff on celebrity—its droll, uncanny, live-action puppet show is actually something new.
Sat., Nov. 19, 6:50 p.m., 2011