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JOAQUIN PHOENIX

Her (2013)

Her is the movie that has been summed up, both correctly and incorrectly, as . . . . . . . . man falls in love with a Siri-alike. It's from Spike Jonze, who both directed and wrote this one, and sits perfectly alongside most of his other…

Her (2013)

Nowadays, the world is connected through modern technology.  Social media, video chats and even texting are just a few of the mostly used methods of communication as it seems simpler to touch a few buttons rather than connect to someone in…

The Immigrant (2013)

Long slow vicissitudes James Gray, grandson of Russian Jewish immigrants to New York, has made a film about a Polish Catholic woman in the early Prohibition era who runs afoul of an exploiter who saves her from being deported at Ellis…

Her (2013)

A mechanized rom-com that goes soft Her takes us to a futuristic LA deftly constructed using exteriors shot in Shanghai. It's a pretty, pastel world. But there's small fun in it because its inhabitants, made up chiefly of…

The Master (2012)

Two men in a room Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master is itself masterful, as one would expect from this director. And that means control. Though the two stars, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix, are intense actors playing…

I’m Still Here (2010)

Chronicle of a meltdown in progress -- or performance gone out of control? Joaquin Phoenix's late 2008 claim that he'd given up acting and taken up rap and his early 2009 appearance on the Letterman show barely responsive and looking…