I know, I’m late for this! Unfortunately, my schedule and location did not allow me to see all the movies I wanted to in 2013, so it took me a while to catch up. There are still several movies I need to see but at this point, I’ve seen enough movies that my Top 10 list is really turning into Top 10 Runner-Ups, Top 10 Other Runner-Ups That I Forgot About, Another 10 Because Why Not, and so on.
I say it every year and I’ll say it again, top 10 lists are silly. Why are we ranking films?
Because it’s silly and fun and really, that’s why.
I am a huge fan of Spike Jonze. I don’t feel that this is much of a confession – hang out with me for more than an hour and I’ll probably name-drop him at least twice. The reason I say this is because I knew I was going to love Her from the first time I even heard of it. I may be a little bit biased in that regard.
So because of all that, or maybe despite of it, I love Her. Do you believe in love at first sight? If you’re me, that doesn’t even matter because I loved this movie even more every minute that went by from the opening close-up of Joaquin Phoenix’s face to the closing shot overlooking the city. (more…)