M.G. Siegler on Spike Jonze’s Her:
By not feeling the need to dive into the backstory of how Samantha was created, Jonze is able to take back that screentime and use it to further the actual story. Too many films these days feel the need to handhold us through some new future technology — even though we all use technology each and everyday that we don’t fully understand the inner-workings of. And more often than not, these explanations are so laughable that they all-but ruin the intended “wow” factor of the new technology.
I saw it last week. It’s fantastic and I wouldn’t be surprised if it is my favorite movie of 2014.