Tag Archives: Spike Jonze

September 2019 Viewing Diary

Satanic Panic (2019; d. Chelsea Stardust) Rebecca Romijn is reason enough to see this. My review at Ebert. A Hidden Life (2019; d. Terrence Malick) The new Terrence Malick film, about WWII conscientious objector Franz Jägerstätter, a man from Austria, … Continue reading

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Her (2013); Directed by Spike Jonze

Having found Spike Jonze’s Her to be boring and empty, I guess I should make it official before someone else does and call the time/date of Me being Dead Inside. Because it’s happened. Others I respect were blown away by … Continue reading

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Where the Wild Things Are; (2009) Dir. Spike Jonze

Maurice Sendak’s children’s classic Where the Wild Things Are isn’t plot-driven. There’s not much text, and he uses a lot of repetition (“and they roared their terrible roars,” etc.) that gives the book an incantatory feel. As though we, as … Continue reading

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“We’re grown-ups; we know better, but we’re afraid.” – Maurice Sendak

Fantastic three-way interview with 81-year-old Maurice Sendak, Dave Eggers and Spike Jonze. Must-read! What do you say to parents who think the Wild Things film may be too scary? Sendak: I would tell them to go to hell. That’s a … Continue reading

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