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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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  • Best of 2013: Christopher Hawthorne picks Citi Bike, L.A.-centric 'Her'

    Best of 2013: Christopher Hawthorne picks Citi Bike, L.A.-centric 'Her'
    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) "Building Seagram." Phyllis Lambert's book on the great Mies tower is a rare attempt to blend memoir with rigorous...
  • Five Days of 'Her': The Samantha Morton and Adam Yauch effect

    Five Days of 'Her': The Samantha Morton and Adam Yauch effect
    If you’re putting together a movie as finely tuned as Spike Jonze's "Her," it helps to have talented people working in perfect sync. You also could use a big weekend retreat in Malibu. Our ongoing "Five Days of 'Her'" series has been looking at...
  • Film directors build, and tear down, comfort zones

    Film directors build, and tear down, comfort zones
    Movie crews can number as many as 300 people. And yet amid all that hubbub, film directors can craft the most personal moments: Joaquin Phoenix confessing his love for an operating system in "Her"; Robert Redford facing his mortality in "All Is Lost";...
  • Five days of 'Her': Building a future to feel like the present

    Five days of 'Her': Building a future to feel like the present
    Spike Jonze and his team went to some lengths to create the future in “Her.” In the movie — which has Joaquin Phoenix’s soulful Theodore Twombly falling in love with an operating-system voiced by Scarlett Johansson — the...
  • 2013 a good year for films, a hard one for critics doing their 'best'

     2013 a good year for films, a hard one for critics doing their 'best'
    Every December, 50-odd members of the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. meet and vote on a collective "best" of the movie year. Arguments are made, voices occasionally raised, but mostly there's a prevailing tedium to the day as members systematically move...
  • Directors Round Table: Nicole Holofcener on gut instinct

    Directors Round Table: Nicole Holofcener on gut instinct
    The trouble with making movies is that you have to start over each time — with a new script, a new cast and a new set of challenges. According to six of Hollywood's top directors, that's part of the process but also part of the point. At the...
  • Best of the Web: Music video’s wild ride

     
    Music video’s wild ride...
  • ‘Last of Us,’ ‘Super Mario 3D World’: 2013′s 10 best video games

     
    In this time when news is disseminated ever more quickly, The Times asked its critics to list the best of […]...
  • ‘Doki-Doki Universe’: Video games make a play for emotions in 2013

     
    “Doki-Doki Universe” begins with heartbreak. A robot is left alone on an asteroid, dumped there by his human family. The […]...
  • American Cinematheque to present horror films from dusk to dawn

    American Cinematheque to present horror films from dusk to dawn
    The American Cinematheque Aero Theatre's eighth annual Dust-to-Dawn Horrothon, which kicks off Saturday evening, features six horror flicks, trailers, shorts, giveaways and even coffee and energy drinks to help die-hard fans make it through the night....
  • 'Blue Is the Warmest Color' and NC-17 ratings in history

    'Blue Is the Warmest Color' and NC-17 ratings in history
    This week, "Blue Is the Warmest Color," the sexually explicit lesbian love story that won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, becomes the latest high-profile movie to be released with an NC-17 rating from the Motion Picture Assn. of America. ...