Friday, October 8, 2010

Friday Film Fest: Re-creation for Recreation. . .

We all have moments or memories that we would love to relive.  Could they in fact be physically recreated?  And what would be the consequences? To say anything more about Tom McCarthy's wonderfully quirky and original novel Remainder, or Charlie Kaufman's equally strange and existential 2008 movie Synecdoche, New York would be to ruin the experience.  All I can say is that if you are familiar with one, you'll love to read or watch the other. In fact, I think it's almost mandatory. And if you can do it back to back, your mind will be delightfully spinning, and not just from the drinks you should have close by.  The film also has a terrific ensemble cast led by Philip Seymour Hoffman, with Samantha Morton and Emily Watson absolutely stealing the show.

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