An Interview with Geoff McFetridge on the Interfaces from Her

Not even those who worked on the Oscar-nominated film Her are sure exactly how near we are to the near-future depicted in the movie. "I think the idea of the near-future is that you can't predict the pace of technology," says graphic designer Geoff McFetridge, who designed the interfaces for the film. » 3/01/14 2:00pm 3/01/14 2:00pm

Her Review: Loneliness Never Looked So Beautiful (or Futuristic)

On my way to the theater, I asked Siri about the movie Her, and she got confused. "What kind of businesses are you looking for?" Siri replied in her always off-kilter robotic murmur. I barked back some line about Siri being stupid. She cracked some stupid joke. And my phone went back into my pocket. » 12/18/13 11:00am 12/18/13 11:00am

Tall Is Good: How a Lack of Building Up Is Keeping Our Cities Down

Early in Spike Jonze's new film Her, Joaquin Phoenix's character gazes out his Los Angeles window. As the camera pans, we see not a squat, sprawling metropolis, but a golden-lit landscape of skyscrapers stretching all the way to the horizon. When I saw the film last Friday night, this scene made me gasp. » 12/11/13 12:00pm 12/11/13 12:00pm

What If Spike Jonze's Movie Her Was Actually Voiced By Siri?

So though the premise of a man falling in love with the voice of his phone's operating system is a little ridiculous, Spike Jonze's movie Her actually looks wonderful and maybe even believable. But duh! Who wouldn't fall in love with Scarlett Johansson's voice? Just hearing the huskiness makes you imagine the… » 9/09/13 10:00pm 9/09/13 10:00pm

Spike Jonze's Her Trailer: What Happens If You Fall In Love With Siri?

Here's the first trailer for Spike Jonze's newest project, Her. It's your typical romance, where a meek guy you can't help feeling bad for (Joaquin Phoenix) falls in love with the cryptic Samantha (Scarlett Johansson), who mysteriously shows up and makes him teach her, and himself, how to enjoy life. But Samantha is… » 8/07/13 2:04pm 8/07/13 2:04pm