By Heinrich Domingo
Cinema often portrays loneliness through piercing wails from emphatic characters. Anomalisa believes it does not need to do so. It enters into the core of the audience using simulated movements of inanimate objects. It proposes that the complexity of human psyche can be alternatively seen using lifeless images. Anomalisa beautifully combines stop motion animation and melodrama to tell the story of solitude in his mundane world. It perfectly captures the melancholic reality of depression.