Daniel Shaykevich

Eternal Blizzard in the Tired Mind: Kaufman delves ever deeper into the human psyche

Charlie Kaufman’s films, as a screenwriter (“Being John Malkovich,” “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”) or as a director (“Synecdoche, New York,” “Anomalisa”) have a reputation for being heady, sometimes alienating works that excavate uncomfortably deep into the mental chasms within their characters (often leaving them buried within). His latest directorial effort, “I’m Thinking of Ending Things,” is not different in that sense, except for that the movie starts deep in a tunnel that has already been dug out.
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