I hate nostalgia. I really do. Glorifying stuff from the past simply because it was a beloved thing of the past? Not for me. I’d much rather judge something based off its actual quality, not some warm feeling I had when I was ten. Besides, revisiting a lot of those older things shows many of them weren’t that good to begin with.
So, with that in mind, I decided to check out The Monster Squad just before it left Netflix. I’d seen it once from start to finish as a kid, remembered more or less liking it, and was wondering how good it actually was. Anyway, thoughts after the cut.
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Charlie Kaufman may be one of the most imaginative and unique filmmakers working today. His work sometimes just scratches the surface of sci-fi, but is more about the human existence, and how lonely that existence can be. His work is often cerebral, quirky, and worth a trip.
His latest, Anomalisa, continues this streak. A stop-motion animated feature that is most certainly not for children, the movie manages to work well without really slipping into the uncanny valley. SPOILER-FREE review after the cut.
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