The Original Ending Of Being John Malkovich Was Much, Much Weirder

No one would accuse director Spike Jonze and writer Charlie Kaufman's Being John Malkovich of not being a weird film, but the ending of Kaufman's original script was off-the-wall bizarre. Seriously, it involved a puppetry duel and the corpse of Harry S Truman. » 11/06/14 1:20pm 11/06/14 1:20pm

Low Budget Films That Are More Thrilling Than Most Big Summer Movies

Today sees the release of White House Down, which is the most Emmerichian film ever produced. But meanwhile, you could also enjoy Europa Report on VOD or Byzantium in select theaters. Tons of low-budget science fiction and fantasy movies are more exciting than your average big summer blockbuster. Here are 25 of them. » 6/28/13 2:00pm 6/28/13 2:00pm

Charlie Kaufman takes you inside your own mind

On Saturday, Charlie Kaufman, the screenwriter behind Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Being John Malkovich, came to New York to talk to us about the nature of consciousness. Here's what he had to say. » 6/07/10 11:20am 6/07/10 11:20am

The Weird Medical Drawings That Could Have Inspired "Being John…

Over at Journey Round My Skull, there is a great collection of images from a late-1960s French health encyclopedia, Le Livre De Sante, and it's packed with bizarre drawings quite similar to the poster for Being John Malcovich. Secret connection? » 4/19/10 4:43pm 4/19/10 4:43pm

Neuro-Tourism In Charlie Kaufman's Movies

The movie we're most eager to see this spring may well be Synecdoche, New York, the directorial debut of Charlie Kaufman, who wrote Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind. Will it be science fiction? We don't know yet. But we do know it'll be mind-bending, and judging from the synopses we've… » 3/21/08 4:00pm 3/21/08 4:00pm