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HER Joaquin Phoenix

There are lots of things to love and lots of things to tolerate about “Her.” The latest from writer/director Spike Jonze (his first since 2009’s “Where the Wild Things Are”), the effort is a strangely accurate depiction of the mounting disconnect modern society is facing as glowing screens consume our lives, as well as a sharp depiction of fear emboldened by solitude, isolating an antisocial vibe that lends the film frightening accuracy. “Her” is a feature of locations, textures, and profound emotions, scattering itself all over the screen as it explores the highs and lows of love. Jonze has something spectacular here, but he’s all too eager to bury the movie in unnecessary pauses, with a glacial pace hurting the picture’s ambition to find a climatic place of catharsis. Read the rest at


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