Where the Wild Things Are
First screened in October 2009
Director: Spike Jonze. Cast: Max Records, Catherine Keener, voices of James Gandolfini, Catherine O'Hara, Forest Whitaker, Lauren Ambrose, Chris Cooper, Paul Dano, Michael Berry, Jr. Screenplay: Dave Eggers and Spike Jonze (based on the book by Maurice Sendak).

Twitter Capsule: Entrancing to look at and movingly performed, especially by Gandolfini. Likely to improve on each visit.

VOR:   Ubiquitous press upon October debut, but faded quickly. A shame: stretches bounds for rendering melancholy, kids' and adults'. Dazzling mixture of media with sturdy cinematic foundation.

Photo © 2009 Warner Bros. Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Original Score: Carter Burwell and Karen O.

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