{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 girl with the dragon tattoo (2011)

It was inevitable that I would see David Fincher’s 2011 version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I found the Niels Arden Oplev version to be fantastic, even as I acknowledged the idea that I would never see it again. It is just too explicit for my tender sensibilities. I believed Noomi Rapace to beContinue reading “{film} the girl with the dragon tattoo (2011)”