Tag Archives: Spike Jonze

April 07

The Fountain – Darren Aronofsky pushes the buttons. (Film Review)

The Fountain is Aronofsky’s most challenging film to write about, and stands alone as a unique work in his oeuvre, until Noah that is, with which there are some strong similarities. All the hyperbole we’ve come to expect are there, the use of imagery to subvert narrative, the strongest points being the most subtle, images […]

February 18

Three Kings – David O. Russell’s anti-anti-war film. (Film Review)

Continuing with the ideasĀ that so evidently interested David O. Russell in his first two films, he moves into his third with an altogether different take on the theory and idea of the Lacanian Big Other, although still retaining it as an important motivator. Three KingsĀ is based on a script written earlier by comedian John Ridley, […]

January 13

Her – Spike Jonze and the all white on line universe.

With its muted colours, its non fashion specific clothing, it’s ambiguous imaging of Los Angeles, and its floating camerwork, Spike Jonze has created a world that could be our past, our present or our future, particularly given how many white Anglo people he has walking around Shanghai, which is the real setting for Her. Underlying […]