Film Review By Dawson Martin
Streaming now on Netflix is Charlie Kaufman’s new film i’m thinking of ending things (2020). Kaufman is a really incredible screenwriter who sometimes directs his own feature films. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is probably the film you know him from if you’re familiar with his work at all. His filmmaking and writing style are very abstract and surreal so the films will definitely not be for everyone.
It’s taken Kaufman 5 years to release any new work and I’d say the wait was well worth it. I’m admittedly new to his work, but I’ve been doing a deep dive lately in preparation for this new film. The movie is about a young woman traveling with her new boyfriend to his parents’ secluded farm and upon arriving she comes to question everything she thought she knew about him, and herself. Of course, there is way more to the film than that. This is one of the most bizarre and experimental films you’ll probably ever see. It’s probably the most surreal film on Netflix for that matter. Surrealism is definitely fascinating to watch, but most writer/directors aren’t typically masters of the genre. In my opinion, Charlie Kaufman is definitely a master.