Her (2013): A Guest Review by Lauren Wilford

It is a pleasure and a privilege to welcome guest reviewer Lauren Wilford to Looking Closer, with a review of a film that made a strong impression on her: the new film from the director of Where the Wild Things Are. (I posted an "All Thumbs review" of this film last month, but you need a second opinion.) Thanks for sharing this, Lauren!•Depending on your perspective, Her has either an amazing elevator pitch or an awful one: “A guy falls in love with his iPhone.” There’s the reflexive reac … [Read more...]

How Will You Respond to Joaquin Phoenix?

Everybody and their cousin is posting the video of Joaquin Phoenix's appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman, in which the actor behaved very strangely, and the whole world suddenly erupted in expressions of sadness and concern for the actor.Sigh. Here we go again. Weren't we just talking about this issue?Blogs are lining up to post the video so that all the world can see a celebrity's meltdown. Just as we did with Christian Bale's cuss-a-thon, we're joining the rest of the … [Read more...]

Joaquin Phoenix gets rescued by… WHO?

It boggles the mind. … [Read more...]

Joaquin Phoenix is Johnny Cash

Check out the slideshow. That second photo of Phoenix and Witherspoon together at the microphone ... uncanny! … [Read more...]

Joaquin Phoenix is… Johnny Cash?

And Reese Witherspoon is... June Carter Cash? … [Read more...]