EW: Ever since his mind-bending screenwriting debut with 1999’s Being John Malkovich, Charlie Kaufman has reigned as Hollywood’s most playful storyteller. But despite his wildly ambitious premises and death-defying narrative techniques, there’s always been more to his films than just formal trickery. He’s a stuntman who understands that the stunt works only if it burrows its way into your heart as well as your head. That’s why Kaufman movies such as 2002’s Adaptation and 2004’s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind have withstood the test of time. They’re strange, yes. But strangely touching, too. Actually, I’d probably call the relationship between Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet in Eternal Sunshine the most powerful and honest expression of the mysteries of love I’ve seen in the past 15 years.