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My Favorite Film of 2013: Her

Spoiler Scale (How spoilery is this article on a scale of 1 to 10?):  7   With his first two feature films (Being John Malkovich (1999), Adaptation (2002)) inextricably tied to the irrepressible writer Charlie Kaufman and his last feature built upon a beloved literary property (Where the Wild Things Are (2009)), Her represents the first wholly original work by Spike Jonze as both ... Read More »

Hitchcock (2012)

Spoiler Scale (How spoilery is this review on a scale of 1 to 10?):  3  Biopics are dramatizations of real life figures, not documentaries.  Understanding the artistic opportunities offered by the biopic, some of the best fillmmakers take chances by trying to capture the truth behind the character (e.g., Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)).  But moviegoers tend to be unforgiving when a biopic strays too far from the more conventional “just ... Read More »

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