Her (2013): A Guest Review by Lauren Wilford

Phoenix in Her

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...]

Zoe Kazan “Sparks” an Epiphany

zoe kazan

Lately , in writing about Brave and movies that focus on big-screen female characters, I've been thinking about how movies can reinforce harmful stereotypes of women, or set bold, truthful, and liberating precedents.Looks like Lauren Wilford, over at Filmwell, has been thinking about some of the same things. Here she is, passionately describing her gratitude for a new film that many of us might otherwise have overlooked. … [Read more...]


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