nOT THAT YOU ASKED, Blog

Movie Reviews & More!

Her

Image

Spike Jonze has created a masterpiece, and it is one of the few art films of 2013.  The fact that Jonze wasn’t even nominated for the Best Director Oscar speaks volumes about the industry.  This is a masterwork of inventive storytelling and production design, and you cannot afford to miss it on the big screen.  The film is timely in it’s exploration of our ever complicating relationship and co-mingling with technology.

I believe this is the epic and worthy companion piece to Lost In Translation-the other side of the coin.  The fact that both revolve around Scarlett Johansson was surely not lost on Jonze.  Lost In Translation is Sophia Coppola’s side of her failed marriage to Jonze, and Her is Jonze’s response.  Notably, Jonze has never re-married, and the physical similarities between Coppola and Joaquin Phoenix’s mercurial ex wife in the film are undeniable.  Much like Anti-Christ, or Vertigo, this film feels intensely personal, as if the director is working out his demons right in front of you on the screen.

All Movies: 9/10

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on January 31, 2014 by in 2013 Movies and tagged , , , , , , , , .
%d bloggers like this: