Maurice Sendak

In Jonze's hands, future in 'Her' feels a lot like now

In Jonze's hands, future in 'Her' feels a lot like now

Opening on Christmas day, along with "Grudge Match" and a few other films with which it has nothing in common, writer-director Spike Jonze's "Her" is the most beguiling and imaginative picture of 2013, the one I'd miss the most if it hadn't been made.

Jonze, born Adam Spiegel, came through town the other week, and we talked after a downtown screening and then again, the following morning, at the Public Hotel, formerly the Ambassador East, in the Gold Coast neighborhood. Now 44, he has made three previous features: "Being John Malkovich" and "Adaptation," both exquisite brain-benders written by Charlie Kaufman, and the controversial...

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