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Joaquin Phoenix

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  • Sandra Bullock Wins Kick Ass Award, Women Film Journalists Name '12 Years' Best Film

    "12 Years a Slave" topped the Alliance of Women Film Journalists awards with six nods, including best film. The org called out "Last Vegas" for the tongue-in-cheek biggest age gap award and poked fun at "The Counselor." "Her" won for the best depiction...
  • Best of 2013: Kenneth Turan picks 'Captain Phillips,' 'Frances Ha'

    Best of 2013: Kenneth Turan picks 'Captain Phillips,' 'Frances Ha'
    An unusually strong year with numerous candidates combined with a draconian ukase mandating that choices fit in Twitter format (O brave new world!) have led me to a number of extreme stratagems. First, I am limiting my 10-best list to English-language...
  • Review: Spike Jonze's 'Her' shows love's perils — in any form

    Review: Spike Jonze's 'Her' shows love's perils — in any form
    Spike Jonze has a knack for disturbing our peace, and his new film "Her" does that with a vengeance. A different and daring futuristic tale starring Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson, "Her" is a look at the pleasures and perils of new technology...
  • Film Reviews: Opening This Week (Dec. 16-20, 2013)

    Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (Paramount) Making a sequel to a cherished cultural totem is no easy business, but director Adam McKay and his muse Will Ferrell keep things very classy in "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," a modestly less quotable but...
  • Technology 2013: The loss of privacy is digitized

    The setting: a gloomy metropolis in the not-too-distant future. Endless rows of identically clad proles sit before a giant screen, watching Big Brother rant about the virtues of group think. "We are one people with one will, one resolve, one cause!" he...
  • 'The Hobbit 2' bests 'Anchorman 2' at the box office

    The highly anticipated, hotly promoted "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" fell significantly short of its box-office expectations, failing to wrest the No. 1 spot from Warner Bros.' "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," which pulled in $31.5 million....
  • Five days of 'Her:' How Spike Jonze created the future

    For those who’ve seen the buzziest of buzzy holiday movies, Spike Jonze’s “Her,” you probably left the theater with much to think about. One of the biggest questions, at least from a filmmaking standpoint: How did Jonze and his...
  • Film Review: There's nothing artificial about 'Her'

    Film Review: There's nothing artificial about 'Her'
    In its simplest terms, “Her” — the new feature from director Spike Jonze — is a romance between a man and his computer. Or, to be more accurate, between a man and an artificial intelligence construct that seems to have every...
  • Five Days of 'Her': How to shoot the future

    In honor of the delicate future of Spike Jonze’s “Her,” we’ve been chatting with the team that helped him realize those not-so-far-off days. (You can read previous installments, on costumes and production design, here and here)....
  • 'Her' review: Siri-ously wonderful

    'Her' review: Siri-ously wonderful
    **** (out of four) At BeautifulHandwrittenLetters.com, Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix) pours out someone else's heart, using submitted photos and e-communication to craft anniversary cards and more. He speaks to the computer, the program writes in lovely...
  • Film directors build, and tear down, comfort zones

    Film directors build, and tear down, comfort zones
    Movie crews can number as many as 300 people. And yet amid all that hubbub, film directors can craft the most personal moments: Joaquin Phoenix confessing his love for an operating system in "Her"; Robert Redford facing his mortality in "All Is Lost";...
  • Five days of 'Her': Building a future to feel like the present

    Five days of 'Her': Building a future to feel like the present
    Spike Jonze and his team went to some lengths to create the future in “Her.” In the movie — which has Joaquin Phoenix’s soulful Theodore Twombly falling in love with an operating-system voiced by Scarlett Johansson — the...