{film} her

The discordant pulse of an alert opens the Spike Jonze’s Her (2013), a film bout a lonely middle-aged man who falls in love with his new operating system. If this sounds rather pathetic, it is, at first blush, meant to. Jonze plays on cultural expectations as we are first introduced to Theodore Thwomble (Joaquin Phoenix), whoContinue reading “{film} her”

{film} The Muppets

Just when I thought The Muppets (2011) was more conservative in its message than I had expected it to be, I was corrected by none other than Fox Business Network. Ah, yes, the anti-corporate and anti-oil messages. How un-American!—yes, I rolled my eyes while typing that, and re-reading it. I had come across the video ofContinue reading “{film} The Muppets”