Synecdoche, New York ★★★½

I love this for the way in which it clearly contains the lineaments of the marvelous Anomolisa. A man is experiencing a mid life crisis which starts off as something out of British kitchen sink miserabilism and spirals into a sort of psychotic post modernism. Film clearly divides opinion , with lots of fans. Personally I find the last third of the film a bit of a mess, but the idea that given a choice to do anything an artist chooses to recreate his own life is endlessly fascinating. Kaufman's attitude towards women is not quite as modern as the rest of his thinking: women are defined in terms of their interest in sleeping with him. Unless they are his daughter. Notwithstanding this is unlike anything produced by other filmmakers.