Call for Music Writers... Rock, Indie, Urban, Electronic, Americana, Metal, World and More

Spike Jonze

Features

Tuesday, June 17 2014

Religion and Biological Limits in Post-Humanity: 'Her' and 'Transcendence'

Post-humanism, transhumanism, and the stakes of religion in the digital age intersect in Her and Transcendence, hinting at radical societal change to come.


Friday, December 6 2013

The PopMatters Fall Movie Preview - December 2013

Like a great battle, or a criminal desperately trying to avoid capture, Hollywood breaks out the big guns this month, giving us new efforts from Martin Scorsese, David O. Russell, the Coen Brothers, and Spike Jonze, along with the typical mainstream holiday fare.


Thursday, January 7 2010

The Best 30 Films of 2009

In one of the rarest rating periods ever, several on the staff could successfully argue for any of the Top 30 choices as a potential number one. While not all classics, they remain the consistent cream of 2009's crop.


Tuesday, January 5 2010

The Best Male Film Performances of 2009

Certainly, the multi-millionaire boy's club represented here is heavy on the dramatics and light on the more 'amusing' fare. But if you really give this list a meaningful perusal you'll see a few genre and jokester surprises along the way.


Tuesday, January 5 2010

The Best Female Film Performances of 2009

Some in the media would have you think it was a sparse year for women on the silver screen. One peak at this amazing list of 20 girl power performances will have you giving said sentiments a specious second look.


Columns

Monday, May 12 2014

'Her' and Masculinity in the Post-Digital Age

The ghost in the machine may have receded into the digital aether, but Theodore’s preconceptions about women have not.


Thursday, March 25 2010

Where the Wild Things Are

Even if its pleasures outweigh its disappointments, Where the Wild Things Are is another in a series of Spike Jonze’s ambitious but flawed projects.


Reviews

Wednesday, December 18 2013

Scarlett Johansson's Manic Pixie Dream Voice Casts a Spell in 'Her'

Her asks how we might sort out selves without bodies, and how we might understand and know someone who is not us.


Monday, June 4 2012

Jealousy, Earned: 'Being John Malkovich'

A message on the disc says that Michel Gondry's commentary had to be shortened for "accuracy, audience interest, and legality," a message that seems equally likely to be true or the product of one of Spike Jonze's stone-faced pranks.


Thursday, October 15 2009

Where the Wild Things Are

Feelings of loss and frustration, acted out so loudly, raucously, and repeatedly, are at the center of Where the Wild Things Are.


Tuesday, May 27 2003

Adaptation

Careens between fiction and confession, repetition and revelation.


Thursday, December 5 2002

Adaptation

Careens between fiction and confession, repetition and revelation.


Jackass [31.Dec.94]

Blogs

Wednesday, October 23 2013

'Her' - 51st New York Film Festival

Her shows the confines and varying dimensions of love -- primarily between a man and his operating system -- as it meditates on whether or not you can truly possess what you love.


Tuesday, October 20 2009

We Were Once a Fairytale dir. Spike Jonze (short film)

Kanye West jumped the shark in a lot of people's minds when he shanghaied Taylor Swift's VMA acceptance speech to lavish praise on Beyonce, but


Thursday, October 15 2009

Who Are These 'Wild Things' For?

Sure, family films can think -- just as long as their mindset agrees 100% with the attitude of those buying the tickets. Jonze's is journeying deep into the fragile heart of pre-adolescent darkness here, reminding us of how fun and fractured growing up can be.


News

Monday, January 6 2014

Six Top Directors Discuss How Memorable Moviemaking Is Often the Result of Learning from Mistakes

They are among the season’s most acclaimed directors. But if you ask the six filmmakers who participated in The Envelope’s fifth annual Directors


Now on PopMatters
PM Picks
Announcements
PopMatters' LUCY Giveaway! in PopMatters's Hangs on LockerDome

© 1999-2014 PopMatters.com. All rights reserved.
PopMatters.com™ and PopMatters™ are trademarks
of PopMatters Media, Inc.

PopMatters is wholly independently owned and operated.