MOVIE REVIEW: HER (Spike Jonze, 2013)

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SPOILER ALERT!!

My notes on Her:

1. I really liked Her, but I still couldn’t understand all the talk on Scarlett Johannson’s snub for Best Supporting Actress. Really?

2. Joaquin Phoenix, though. He just kept giving us these brilliant performances every year that you’d begin to wonder why he didn’t have a boatload of Oscars.

3. I loved those high-waisted pants. Retro was the future of fashion. Trust Spike Jonze to mess with our heads.

4. BeautifulWrittenLetters.com. LetterLater.com. A love letter would always be one of the sweetest forms of communication. An online love letter could suffice.

5. Who wouldn’t fall in love with Siri? She knew everything and usually followed your orders. It was destiny.

But even an iOS girlfriend might break your heart. Love sucks.

Rating: ★★★★☆

(Originally published February 28, 2014.)

MOVIE REVIEW: THE MASTER (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2012)

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Others will be hypnotized, some will be lulled to sleep. Phoenix was Oscar-worthy, though.

In one scene, the people were singing a Tagalog song and a lady was speaking in Filipino. “Kumain lang kayo nang kumain. Alam n’yo ang katabi n’yo si artista yan. Anong pelikula n’yan ha?” OMFG!!

Rating: ★★★☆☆

(Originally published February 10, 2013.)