Being John Malkovich


Dir. Spike Jonze (1999)
Directed by Spike 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 humour, 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., Oct. 10, 5 p.m.; Mon., Oct. 12, 4:30 p.m., 2009

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 6, 2009

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