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Spike Jonze

Spike Jonze
Spike Jonze was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score and Best Writing, Original Screenplay for "Her."

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Spike Jonze was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score and Best Writing, Original Screenplay for "Her."

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  • 'Anchorman 2' to challenge reign of 'Smaug' at the box office

    'Anchorman 2' to challenge reign of 'Smaug' at the box office
    Paramount Pictures' "Anchorman" sequel is on its way to a solid opening. "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," is poised to gross around $45 million in ticket sales in the U.S. and Canada over the five-day period ending Sunday, after taking in more than...
  • '12 Years a Slave,' 'American Hustle' dominate Critic's Choice nods

    '12 Years a Slave,' 'American Hustle' dominate Critic's Choice nods
    Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" and David O. Russell's "American Hustle" dominated the Broadcast Film Critics Assn.'s 19th Critics' Choice Movie Award nominations on Monday morning. Both films, which also tied for the most Golden Globe nods last...
  • With Golden Globe nods, 'American Hustle' gains ground in best picture sweepstakes

    With Golden Globe nods, 'American Hustle' gains ground in best picture sweepstakes
    Since taking the Telluride and Toronto film festivals by storm in the early fall, "12 Years a Slave" and "Gravity" have dominated the Oscar conversation. Three months of screenings and cocktail receptions and glad-handing have done little to alter the...
  • Does an actor need to be on screen to be recognized?

    Does an actor need to be on screen to be recognized?
    As a film critic, I spend many hours thinking and writing about performances each year. Yet when the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. announced that it would not consider Scarlett Johansson's work in "Her" for a Golden Globes award, it stopped me. Their...
  • Best of 2013: Betsy Sharkey picks 'Gravity,' 'American Hustle'

    Best of 2013: Betsy Sharkey picks 'Gravity,' 'American Hustle'
    In this time when news is disseminated ever more quickly, we asked our critics to list the best of culture in 2013 in tweet form: 1. "Gravity:" A perfect marriage of art and technology, Alfonso Cuarón's film and Sandra Bullock's performance, out of this...
  • 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...
  • 'The Hobbit 2' bests 'Anchorman 2' at the box office

    '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

    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...
  • For 'Stomp' founders, reliable adventures, and a new 3-D movie

    For 'Stomp' founders, reliable adventures, and a new 3-D movie
    Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas have run a multicontinent theater empire, directed a number at the closing ceremony of the London Olympics and swum with great white sharks off the coast of Southern California and Guadalupe Island. But the hardware...
  • Five Days of 'Her': How to shoot the future

    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)....