Monthly Archives: October 2013

Her (Spike Jonze, 2013)

Spike Jonze’s Her takes place in an unrecognizable Los Angeles (shot both in L.A. and Shanghai) in which Siri has been replaced with an operating system, OS1, that is basically sentient, able not just to talk like a human but to pick up on tone and body language like one, too. That means that people […]

Children of Men (Alfonso Cuarón, 2006)

Alfonso Cuarón’s Children of Men opens with a man (Clive Owen) ordering a cup of coffee, watching a news report about the murder of “Baby Diego,” the youngest person on the planet. People all around him are grieving the death of the 18 year-old, but the man, Theo, gets his coffee and the camera follows […]

All is Lost (J.C. Chandor, 2013) (New York Film Festival review)

At the time of writing, the Wikipedia page for All is Lost has a section that reads nothing more than “A man is lost at sea and struggles to survive.” The only amendment I would make is adding that he wakes up to water rushing into the interior because of a collision with a shipping […]

Omar (Hany Abu-Assad, 2013) (NYFF review)

View this post in full and click on to my review of Omar at The Film Stage if you feel so inclined.