But most of all, Where The Wild Things Are is a magical, fantastical film presented in a pretty realistic and believable way.
The good stuff
Jonze's sober presentation puts Kaufman in the spotlight and looking at the stellarÂ script heÂ wrote that might have been a good call.
Spike Jonze's first feature film remains a joy to behold. A culmination of strange ideas and odd plot twists, Being John Malkovich is the type of film that bewilders and amuses, and gets stranger and more intricate by the minute. The cinematography wasn't quite as polished as I remembered, but the concept remains strong, the performances are on point and there are some really funny and poignant scenes. The US could use more directors like Jonze, a good two decades after its initial release it still managed to weird me out. That is quite an accomplishment.