Joel's 100 Films in 2015: Her

27. Her

Watched 8/14/15

A beautiful film about losing people and loving people, except played out with something other than a person.

Spike Jonze is an endlessly interesting director and here shows himself to be a stunningly capable writer as well. Joaquin Phoenix is amazing in his return to "normal acting" after his excursion into whatever this was. And Scarlet Johansen gives her most human and revealing performance yet, while portraying an artificial intelligence and never appearing on screen.

5 stars