Apart from writer-director Charlie Kaufman’s Anomalisa being animated from stop-motion puppetry, there is initially nothing too different about the film. But knowing Kaufman’s reputation for weird story-telling (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), that normalcy does not last for too long.
In hindsight, 2015 has proven to be a rather disappointing year for geek movies. Despite the hype accorded to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, JJ Abrams’ reboot of the franchise proved less than satisfying but that could not stop the movie from grossing over a billion at the box office (and still going strong at time of posting).
Described by the composer himself as an eight-hour long cradle song, Sleep is probably one of the finest musical concepts of 2015. Fact is, this is a release that would only make sense now, cuz an eight-hour piece makes no sense commercially on CD or vinyl or cassette! But as a digital download? Absolutely. What is even more brilliant, is that if Sleep truly worked as intended, listeners would never be able to experience the bulk of it!
It’s December and there are about 25 days left in 2015. As good a time to reflect and look back at the music of the year via a Spotify playlist. Here’s the songs we dug from January, which includes material from The Decemberists, TAJ, Gaz Coombes, Catfish & the Bottlemen et al. Enjoy!
Lest anyone forget, 2015 is the year of Back to the Future 2! Which makes that movie a awesome lead in for this excellent mashup of the upcoming movies this year. From the kind folks at JoBlo Movie Trailers!
Omitted from our list of Coming Movies in Jan 2015, this biopic of the legendary British painter J.M.W. Turner is a must-see for Mike Leigh’s direction and Timothy Spall’s award-winning performance as the seminal artist. Mr. Turner opens in Singapore on 8th January.