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10 Movies To Watch If You Like I'm Thinking Of Ending Things

10 Movies To Watch If You Like I'm Thinking Of Ending Things
Iain Reid's novel, I'm Thinking Of Ending Things, has recently been adapted into a Netflix film by Charlie Kaufman. Kaufman is the screenwriter behind Being John Malkovich, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, and Anomalisa, the latter of which he also co-directed.

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I'm Thinking Of Ending Things is only the third film he has directed, but it has been praised by critics. On the surface, the film is about a couple on their way to meet the boyfriend's parents. The girlfriend is considering ending the relationship, hence the title. As the story progresses, it becomes clear that the title could be referring to suicide, and that it also might not be about either of these two characters.
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5 Ways I’m Thinking Of Ending Things Is Better Than Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (& 5 Ways It’s Worse)

5 Ways I’m Thinking Of Ending Things Is Better Than Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (& 5 Ways It’s Worse)
Charlie Kaufman is best known as an acclaimed screenwriter, but he's also directed three films, the most recent of which is the Netflix film I'm Thinking Of Ending Things. The film stars Jessie Buckley and Jesse Plemons, with David Thewlis and Toni Collette appearing in supporting roles. One of his other highly regarded films is Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, starring Kate Winslet and Jim Carrey.

Related: 10 Surreal Movies To Watch If You Love Room 104

Both films explore the nuances in a seemingly ideal relationship, and both of them play with time. The Netflix film almost becomes a horror film when Jake takes his girlfriend to meet his parents, while Eternal is more of a surreal sci-fi in which the focal lovers erase memories of each other. But when put side by side, which Kaufman movie is the best and which one is more heartbreaking?
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Saturday Night Live: Jim Carrey To Play Joe Biden

Saturday Night Live: Jim Carrey To Play Joe Biden
As an Irish poet once wrote: Turning and turning in the widening gyre/The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart;/the centre cannot hold;/Jim Carrey will one day play Joe Biden on Saturday Night Live.

Yes, according to Vulture, prolific comedic actor Jim Carrey will portray current Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden for the show’s upcoming 46th season.

“There was some interest on his part,” executive producer Lorne Michaels said. “And then we responded, obviously, positively. But it came down to discussions about what the take was. He and [head writer/cast member] Colin Jost had a bunch of talks. He and I as well.”

Carrey won’t be taking away a job from anyone on the existing SNL cast in portraying Biden, as the former vice president was embodied by former SNL castmember Jason Sudeikis last year. Michaels confirmed that Alec Baldwin will return to
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10 Quotes From Netflix's "I'm Thinking Of Ending Things" That Make Us Think

10 Quotes From Netflix's
Netflix Originals can definitely be hit and miss, but this one was a hit in many ways: based on a great novel by Iain Reid and directed by a genius such as Charlie Kaufman (writer of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Being John Malkovich), this movie was at least bound to have people talking about it, wondering about it, and trying to decrypt it.

Related: Every Charlie Kaufman Movie Ranked, According To IMDb

It gained a Certified Fresh 83% by critics on Rotten Tomatoes, but audiences did not seem to appreciate it in kind. So, what was it that somewhat alienated audiences? Was the film too obfuscated? Too peculiar? Here are ten quotes from the film and their potential meanings to try and clear the proverbial view.
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Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan Are Back in the Oscar Race for ‘Ammonite’

Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan Are Back in the Oscar Race for ‘Ammonite’
Indie distributor Neon has shown the power of storytelling in three short, but very successful years. Starting in 2017 with “I, Tonya,” which earned an Oscar for Allison Janney in the supporting actress category, it continued its hot streak in 2019, when Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite” made history by winning best picture. The movie took home three additional prizes, including director, original screenplay and international feature.

Parasite” was not only the distributor’s first best picture win, but it became the first foreign-language picture to win Oscar’s most coveted prize. It was also a massive box office victor and Neon’s highest-grossing film to date. Co-founders Tom Quinn and Tim League may not have envisioned the production company would be a catalyst in breaking down cultural barriers for the industry, but the trend continues with their newest drama, “Ammonite.” Debuting at the Toronto International Film Festival on Friday night, the
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Oscar spotlight: ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’ may be the most weirdly ideal awards contender for the Covid era

Oscar spotlight: ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’ may be the most weirdly ideal awards contender for the Covid era
Oscar winner Charlie Kaufman‘s unsettling new film “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” debuted on Netflix on September 4. Despite his Oscars pedigree, Kaufman’s new film is an unconventional awards contender. But I think it is the most eerily perfect movie to exemplify the cinematic and societal year 2020.

Kaufman wrote “Being John Malkovich” (1999) and “Adaptation” (2002) and won an Oscar for co-writing “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” (2004). From those films and his subsequent directorial efforts “Synecdoche, New York” (2008) and “Anomalisa” (2015), you could probably guess that there’s more to this story than meets the eye.

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Jessie Buckley stars as a young woman who, as the title indicates, is thinking of ending things. That sounds suicidal at first, until she further explains that she’s considering breaking it off with her new boyfriend (Jesse Plemons). Honestly, though, this is a Charlie Kaufman movie,
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Early Signs Point to ‘Mulan’ Outpacing ‘Hamilton’ on Disney+, Even With Premium Price

Early Signs Point to ‘Mulan’ Outpacing ‘Hamilton’ on Disney+, Even With Premium Price
The newest trend in home viewing: the hot title that seems to come out of nowhere. This week it’s “The 2nd,” which jumped to #1 on the AppleTV and GooglePlay movie rental charts. An actioner starring Ryan Phillippe and Casper Van Dien would never register within film Twitter, but that’s not the ruling sensibility of VOD.

This week had a range of alternative offerings, led by the Disney+ debut of “Mulan.” At an estimated $200 million cost, it is by far the most expensive feature film to skip domestic theaters for Premium VOD. This is also the second week of “Bill & Ted Face the Music” (United Artists), as well as first for “I’m Thinking of Ending Things,” the start of Netflix’s fall awards-intended original releases. All that comes as “Tenet” (Warner Bros.) began its muted run in the U.S. as it tries to bring struggling theaters into recovery.
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I’m Thinking Of Ending Things Ending Explained

I’m Thinking Of Ending Things Ending Explained
Netflix chiller I’m Thinking of Ending Things has arrived to confuse and bemuse. It’s based on the novel by Iain Reid, which is also a mystery, and it’s adapted by Charlie Kaufman, a man with a history of playing around with concepts of fiction and reality in his screenplays such as Adaptation, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Synecdoche, New York.

I’m Thinking of Ending Things is no less oblique, no less confusing, particularly if you haven’t read the book and only want to watch the movie once. Yep it’s a movie, and a book, which really requires you to watch/read twice to actually fully understand.

And even then things aren’t crystal clear or cut and dried. However, here’s our attempt to explain what’s going on.

Jake and the narrator

Even though we are told the story through the eyes
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I’m Thinking of Ending Things Review

I’m Thinking of Ending Things Review
Director, writer and executive producer Charlie Kaufman is back after a five year hiatus with his latest American psychological horror, I’m Thinking of Ending Things. Based on the 2016 book of the same name by Iain Reid, the film stars Jesse Plemons, Jessie Buckley, Toni Collette and David Thewlis.

Lucy is clearly having second thoughts about her 7-week-old relationship with boyfriend Jake (Jesse Plemons). But she pushes through and heads off on a road trip to meet his parents (Toni Collette and David Thewlis) at his family farm in the middle of nowhere. During a blizzard and trapped with his parents, she becomes entwined with the inner monologue of her life and questions reality as well as subconsciously battling her inner demons. Time doesn’t seem to flow chronologically, people aren’t the same – they’re old one minute then young again the next, and something as simple as her own name gets blurred.
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‘The Broken Hearts Gallery’ Review: A Star Turn Leads This Slick Fantasy About a Messy Breakup

‘The Broken Hearts Gallery’ Review: A Star Turn Leads This Slick Fantasy About a Messy Breakup
“Breakups,” as millennial comedian Cat Cohen once said, “are cool because it’s like you have a best friend and then they die.” What do you do after the end of the affair to memorialize what was, and what now isn’t? Natalie Krinsky’s romantic comedy “The Broken Hearts Gallery” doesn’t quite get at the psyche-shattering, soul-reconfiguring effects of a breakup — the exhausting burden it casts on your friends, the face-melting substance abuse, the self-doubt, the social-media stalking in the aftermath. Don’t forget the vomiting.

But what this sweet, fleet-footed little trifle does capture is how to start a whole new you after you and me is no more. This certainly makes for an overly idealistic experience, but “Broken Hearts Gallery” is a far-cry from the algorithm-driven uncanny valleys of romantic human behavior as seen on Netflix’s versions of the same kind of film, and it
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Netflix Is Adding A Big New Original Horror Film Tomorrow

Netflix Is Adding A Big New Original Horror Film Tomorrow
Netflix has several notable original movies going up this month and this Friday delivers one of them. It’s a major horror effort from a filmmaker new to the genre that’s been one of the streaming giant’s most-anticipated releases all year. Yes, we’re talking about Charlie Kaufman’s I’m Thinking of Ending Things, which makes its debut on Netflix tomorrow.

Written and directed by Kaufman, the psychological horror is based on the novel of the same name by Iain Reid, and stars Jessie Buckley (Doolittle) opposite Jesse Plemons (Breaking Bad), Toni Collette (Knives Out) and David Thewlis (Wonder Woman). Brie Larson was initially attached to lead, before the Captain Marvel actress dropped out and Buckley was hired.

Here’s the official synopsis for the film:

“Despite second thoughts about their relationship, a young woman takes a road trip with her new boyfriend to his family farm. Trapped
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Can Netflix Land Charlie Kaufman His Fifth Oscar Nomination for ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’?

Can Netflix Land Charlie Kaufman His Fifth Oscar Nomination for ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’?
Netflix has given a platform to various voices in the Hollywood industry such as Alfonso Cuarón (“Roma”), Dee Rees (“Mudbound”), and most recently Martin Scorsese (“The Irishman”), in which filmmakers get to bring their distinct visions to life with the autonomy they wouldn’t be afforded at a traditional studio. As Oscars voters have become more accepting of the streaming giant’s offerings (see Laura Dern’s best supporting actress win for “Marriage Story”), it’s encouraging to see Netflix roll out the red carpet for Charlie Kaufman’s “I’m Thinking of Ending Things.” With critics weighing in with mostly positive reviews, Kaufman — who serves as the film’s writer, director and producer — along with his below-the-line team, could be an underdog contender in this year’s unusual awards race.

The film tells the story of an unnamed woman (Jessie Buckley) traveling with her new boyfriend (Jesse Plemons) to meet
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Almost There: Let's vote again!

Almost There: Let's vote again!
by Cláudio Alves

Last month, we asked you to choose what performances should be analyzed in the Almost There series which concerns itself with acting achievements that came close to the Oscar but failed to secure the nomination. You came through with more than 800 votes on each of our polls and the feedback seemed quite positive. Your choices were the against-type star turn of Cameron Diaz in Being John Malkovich and Joan Allen's incandescent fury in 2005's The Upside of Anger. Not only that, but the runners-up of the new to streaming poll, Jim Carrey in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Jake Gyllenhaal in Nightcrawler, were also written about.

Because of such good results, we're repeating that experiment. This time, we'll be focusing on movies that are newly available to stream in September as well as flicks from 1938, our sidebar theme thanks to the Supporting Actress Smackdown.
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‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’ Film Review: Charlie Kaufman Is Messing With Our Heads Again

‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’ Film Review: Charlie Kaufman Is Messing With Our Heads Again
Hey, you know that big new movie by the celebrated director that plays around with notions of time and space and is maddeningly hard to understand?

No, not that one. The other one. The one you can see without leaving your house.

It turns out that Christopher Nolan is not the only director making long, stylish brain-teasers these days. There’s also Charlie Kaufman, writer of “Being John Malkovich” and “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” and director of “Synecdoche, New York” and “Anomalisa,” whose “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” premieres on Netflix on Sept. 4.

Kaufman’s film is about 15 minutes shorter than Nolan’s two-and-a-half-hour epic “Tenet,” and it doesn’t get into that film’s sci-fi or action-movie territory. But it delights in whipping up a dense, thorny narrative in which a young woman’s trip to meet her boyfriend’s parents ends up as a deliciously confounding
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‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’ Review: Charlie Kaufman Directs a Bad Romance in the Twilight Zone

‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’ Review: Charlie Kaufman Directs a Bad Romance in the Twilight Zone
I’m Thinking of Ending Things,” the new movie written and directed by Charlie Kaufman, opens with an extended road-trip sequence in which a young woman (Jessie Buckley) — she’s identified in the credits simply as the Young Woman — drives through a country snowstorm with Jake (Jesse Plemons), her boyfriend of six weeks, to meet his parents at their Oklahoma farmhouse. The first words we hear, in voiceover, are Buckley confessing “I’m thinking of ending things,” and she then describes what could be a suicidal tendency. But the words also apply to the relationship she’s in. Should she be ending that?

During the car ride, we see why that question might be hanging in the balance. Buckley’s young woman is no happy camper, but with her fast-break grin, her blithe putdowns, and her aureole of reddish curls, she has a cynical urban vivacity. But Jake, who sounds like
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I’m Thinking of Ending Things Review: Charlie Kaufman Opens a Puzzle Box of Existential Dread

I’m Thinking of Ending Things Review: Charlie Kaufman Opens a Puzzle Box of Existential Dread
From his screenplays for Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, to his directorial efforts Synecdoche, New York and Anomalisa, audiences have come to understand that turning on a Charlie Kaufman movies means—for better or worse—discovering something they’ve never seen before. His work is so intrinsically tied to a sense of originality that a 2010 book on his career was titled Confessions of an Original Mind. So for many Kaufman fans, myself included, it was surprising to hear that his latest film would be an adaptation of a novel, Ian Reid’s 2016 debut I’m Thinking of Ending Things.

While it’s true that the story originated in Reid’s mind, and its premise—a woman has dinner with her boyfriend’s family for the first time—is deceptively simple, this film keeps the audience on their toes as much as any Kaufman project. It
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Kate Winslet Recalls Choreographing Ammonite Love Scene With Saoirse Ronan

Kate Winslet Recalls Choreographing Ammonite Love Scene With Saoirse Ronan
Will Ammonite be Kate Winslet's greatest love story? The Oscar winning actress, who has made many of us cry thanks to her work in Titanic, The Reader, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and more, will see her latest romantic period piece make its debut on Sept. 11 at the Toronto Film Festival. However, this time, Winslet's on-screen paramour is four-time Academy Award nominee Saoirse Ronan. For an in-depth profile with The Hollywood Reporter, the 44-year-old actress discussed filming passionate scenes with Ronan on Ammonite. On one of the film's more explicit scenes, Winslet noted, "Saoirse and I choreographed the scene ourselves." As fans will see in the recently...
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‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’ Director Charlie Kaufman Isn’t Trying to Mess With Your Mind

‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’ Director Charlie Kaufman Isn’t Trying to Mess With Your Mind
Charlie Kaufman knows he has a reputation for being, well, a bit out there. Maybe it comes from having such a wildly original, meta style, cooking up movies where people step into the mind of John Malkovich or figure out a way to erase a failed romance from their memory. Perhaps it’s because he wrote himself into the 2002 film “Adaptation.” Nicolas Cage’s neurotic, perspiring performance as Charlie are so seared into our minds that it can be difficult to distinguish between Kaufman’s on-screen alter ego and the real McCoy.

Despite riding high off scripting 1999’s “Being John Malkovich” and “Adaptation,” and winning the Academy Award for original screenplay for 2004’s “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” in his first years as a screenwriter Kaufman was an enigma. “I think there’s this mythology around me because I was, and am, kind of camera-shy,” he admits during an
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Almost There: Jim Carrey in "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"

Almost There: Jim Carrey in
by Cláudio Alves

Before writing this piece, the last time I'd watched Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind was with my now ex-boyfriend. We were at his home, enjoying what was, by then, a rare respite, a valley of peace between mountains of quarrel. I had gained a habit of showing him my favorite films, sharing those beloved treasures with someone I loved, maybe looking for a different way for him to know me. This Michel Gondry surrealistic comedy was one of the few pictures we both seemed to adore, and I remember how, drunk with affection, I swore to never forget him. Even if things ended badly – which they did – the promise was made that I'd never wish to erase him from my memory, from my life. Regardless of the hurt we brought each other, I still think that. What we shared is now an integral part of me and that won't ever change.
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Netflix Added 3 New Movies And 3 New TV Shows Today

Netflix Added 3 New Movies And 3 New TV Shows Today
If you’re seeking new stuff to watch, you can almost always be guaranteed that Netflix has got you covered with a giant collection of movies, shows and specials. Just this month alone has seen such major additions as the entire Jurassic Park trilogy, the extremely popular Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon-Levitt flick Project Power, and quirky movies like Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

That’s enough to warrant a subscription on its own, but as usual, Netflix never stops and today bring us a content drop that contains a handful of new things you might want to check out when you’re done watching all of the stuff added earlier in the month.

For one, German series Biohackers joins the platform today. This conspiracy drama poses a lot of questions about how far scientists are willing to go and whether there’s even a
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