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.
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.