If Inside Out doesn’t win the Oscar for Best Animated feature, it’s because the Academy went with the lesser known, more mature stop-motion flick Anomalisa. Michael Stone is an author who writes books on customer service, yet when it comes to him interacting with with other people…he struggles. Performed with beautiful stop-motion animation, Anomalisa perfectly captures just how difficult it can be in this life. It’s a wonderfully human film with a lack of human beings in it. Charlie Kaufman has always been someone who thinks outside the box with his films and his writings (have you seen Being John Malkovich?), but even he tops himself here. Anomalisa is Charlie Kaufman’s (and Duke Johnson, the co-director), masterpiece. If any animated film were to be nominated for Best Picture, this would be the one.