Monday, June 05, 2017
Review of 'Anomalisa'
The central character is voiced by David Thewlis, as an Englishman who has long lived in LA - he's an expert and motivational speaker in customer service, and is in Cincinnati to give a talk. The faux-glamour of the business hotel, the meaninglessness of his presentation, the depressing taxi ride from airport to hotel - it's all captured perfectly. There's also the most awkward, unbearable sex scene, and some horror nightmare scenes in the basement of the hotel.
Not everyone liked this film, but I thought it was really evocative and affecting.
Watched in the Middle Floor at Springhill via a laptop and informal distribution.