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An intellectual tonic filled with pleasurable mysteries: “I’m thinking of ending things” (REVIEW)

From the director of "Synecdoche, New York"
Jesse Plemons, Jessie Buckley and Toni Collette
Directed by Charlie Kaufman

“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.” This Oscar Wilde quote, spoken by a character in the new film “I’m Thinking of Ending Things,” is the perfect key to help viewers unlock its many thematic mysteries. By this film’s end, you will certainly have questions. You will be confused and perplexed and possibly ... more >

SHORT TAKES: HAPPINESS RUNS

By STAFF - April 7, 2010Little by little, Victor starts to notice the cracks in the utopic ideals of the hippie commune where he was raised. His mother helps to fund it while the guru, Insley, hypnotizes and seduces women with a technique he calls “running.” Insley manipulates the minds of these women so that they give him their bodies and all their worldly possessions. Victor’s childhood love, ... more >