"I couldn't read two of these stories in a row because of how strongly they affected me. There is something deep and sexual and personal about this book. It reminds me that I'm thirsty for friendship and intimacy."
"This speaks to the child in me that hasn't finished growing up yet, not the part that will keep me feeling young, but the part that is still scared and confused and really should have been guided into adulthood by now."
"This and Big Fish were probably the first movies that I had to see multiple times before I could tell if I liked them or not. The Life Aquatic was my first Wes Anderson film, so it snuck up on me. I love the almost indifferent attitude it takes toward the surreal and the stiffness with which it approaches relationships. It's strange and beautiful and dry."
"I suppose, as a viewer, the movie is like getting high for the first time accidentally: You can strain to make everything make sense, fight it, and wait for it to be over, or you can just accept what you see and enjoy how it makes you feel. The movie is gorgeous though, so it's not hard to enjoy it. The home-made props and insights into the director's mind are precious and lovely."
"You have to approach this one with a similar attitude to Science of Sleep, but Synecdoche will scramble you up a bit more. I have to watch this one a few more times before I can even begin to talk about it, but it makes my heart ache and my brain hurt at the same time."