Pinhole Movie Reviews

Her by William
May 5, 2014, 1:16 pm
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In the not distant future, Joaquin Phoenix falls in love with an artificial intelligence program voiced by Scarlett Johansson. As Thomas pointed out in his review, one thing that really sticks out in this movie is how much face time the viewer gets with Joaquin Phoenix, and how great a job he does of portraying a melancholy and contemplative yet compelling person on screen for nearly two full hours. Don’t watch it for a portrayal of what a world of well-functioning artificial intelligence will look like, but do watch it for its honest depiction of the human condition. So I agree with James, even though I don’t necessarily disagree with Thomas. Worth Watching.

Added: I forgot to mention in my original post that the protagonist in this movie has a truly fantastic name: Theodore Twombly. That is all.



The Grand Budapest Hotel by jaemskeray

Set in a fantastical and dark pre WW2 Europe, this farcical murder mystery is about a hotel concierge, played by Ralph Fiennes, who is accused of murdering his anciently old lover.  The story is told from the perspective of the hotel’s lobby boy, whom Ralph takes a shinning to, and who is along for the whole crazy ride.  It was a bit of a slow burn at the beginning setting everything up, but once it got going, oh man was it amazing.  Visually, its the most beautiful movie I have ever seen, watch the video below to see how they made some of the shots.  Anderson’s best movie so far.  Required Viewing.

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