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Religion and Biological Limits in Post-Humanity: 'Her' and 'Transcendence'
17 Jun 2014 // 8:14 PM
Post-humanism, transhumanism, and the stakes of religion in the digital age intersect in Her and Transcendence, hinting at radical societal change to come.
The PopMatters Fall Movie Preview - December 2013
6 Dec 2013 // 1:35 AM
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.
'Her' and Masculinity in the Post-Digital Age
12 May 2014 // 8:30 PM
The ghost in the machine may have receded into the digital aether, but Theodore’s preconceptions about women have not.
Where the Wild Things Are
25 Mar 2010 // 3:59 PM
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.
Scarlett Johansson's Manic Pixie Dream Voice Casts a Spell in 'Her'
18 Dec 2013 // 3:00 AM
Her asks how we might sort out selves without bodies, and how we might understand and know someone who is not us.
Jealousy, Earned: 'Being John Malkovich'
4 Jun 2012 // 7:30 AM
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.
The 10 Oddest Couples in Movie History
3 Feb 2015 // 4:30 AM
Love might mean never having to say you're sorry, but for the ten unusual couples here, it also means not being "normal", either.
'Her' - 51st New York Film Festival
23 Oct 2013 // 7:00 AM
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.
Six Top Directors Discuss How Memorable Moviemaking Is Often the Result of Learning from Mistakes
6 Jan 2014 // 2:51 AM
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