When I saw Being John Malkovich, I felt like the movie was smarter than I was. I knew it was saying something about power, celebrity and identity, but I couldn't exactly figure out what. And usually when I don't get something, I suspect that there's genius at work. Well, here comes Adaptation, the second collaboration between director Jonze and writer… read more!
Movies Directed by Spike Jonze (in alphabetical order)
Her is the story of a lonely Los Angeles man (Joaquin Phoenix) who purchases a Siri-like operating system simply called "OS1" that is being marketed as the first true example of artificial intelligence. Once he installs OS1 and hears a perky female voice (Scarlett Johansson) chattering back at him, and making him feel interesting, funny, and desirable, he's hooked. Her takes… read more!
The long-awaited adaptation of Maurice Sendak's 1963 children's book oozes hipness: writer/director Spike Jonze, cowriter Dave Eggers, a soundtrack co-composed by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O, a commendable cast led by child actor Max Records, and of course the beloved source material. And the film is a feast for the eyes: costumes, locations, production design, cinematography, puppetry, and animation… read more!