Synecdoche, New York

Synecdoche, New York ★★★★½

This movie is very difficult to write a review for. 

I suggest watching the YMS series on YouTube as he describes it in a way that I only wish I could. Even so, I wanted to point out that on this rewatch it clicked in a way that I wish it had the first time; I loved it. Kaufman is one of the best screenwriters; I mean he somehow juggles themes of life, death, grief and so many others in a thought provoking way, always teetering on the edge of pretentiousness but somehow never falling into it. It’s confusingly brilliant. Phillip Seymour Hoffman also acts his heart out and proves why he was one of the best actors generally. Wish he was still around, and wish Kaufman would get more work. This is one of those unique gems you just have to watch.

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