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'Her': The OS as Digital Deity

  • By Sam Adams
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  • December 20, 2013 3:19 PM
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Can Spike Jonze's techo-romantic fable be read in spiritual terms as well?

Joaquin Phoenix Calling "Bullshit" on Awards Season Might Hurt His Oscar Chances -- But It Shouldn't

  • By Matt Singer
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  • October 19, 2012 12:25 PM
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In an interview, Phoenix bashes the entire spectacle of awards season. He still deserves the Oscar.

Are We Finally Ready to Admit That 'I'm Still Here' Is Awesome?

  • By Matt Singer
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  • September 14, 2012 1:06 PM
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There are plenty of reasons to hate this mock-documentary and one really good reason to love it: Joaquin Phoenix.

Surprise! 'The Master' Tops Our End-of-Venice Poll

  • By Steve Greene
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  • September 10, 2012 11:02 AM
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Paul Thomas Anderson's film proved to the juggernaught of this year's Venice Film Festival, handily taking both top film and performances in our Criticwire wrap-up poll.

From the Wire: 'I'm Still Here' and the Brothers Phoenix

  • By Matt Singer
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  • July 24, 2012 9:57 AM
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A great piece about the interplay between fiction, autobiography, and real life.

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