The beautiful whimsy of Spike Jonze movies

I love to watch movies by Spike Jonze because he always tells interesting stories with even more interesting characters. But what I may love more is the look of his films. Jacob T. Swinney edited together this video to show the aesthetics of whimsy and you'll see interesting camera angles, lens flares and more. » 4/05/15 9:30pm 4/05/15 9:30pm

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

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