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Spike Jonze's Her is dazzlingnew

Retro-futuristic romance with the most sincere of faces.
INDY Week  |  Craig D. Lindsey  |  01-09-2014  |  Reviews

'Wild Things' is a Delightful Movie for Adults About Being a Kidnew

After four years of filming and all kinds of delays, Spike Jonze has managed to put something on screen that resembles nothing like I've ever seen before. What he's made here is something wonderful ... just wonderful.
Tucson Weekly  |  Bob Grimm  |  10-29-2009  |  Reviews

How Maurice Sendak Unleashed a Multimedia Monster with 10 Little Sentencesnew

While plenty of books from childhood are remembered nostalgically and still others are simply forgotten, Where the Wild Things Are is, for many, beloved not only for what it was then, but for what it means now.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Lauren F. Friedman  |  10-20-2009  |  Books

Spike Jonze Turns Maurice Sendak's Classic Children's Book into an Adult Work of Artnew

Jonze's sensibility is an authentic development of the music-video era's generational split -- which is also an aesthetic split. He doesn't exploit pop rebellion but has a counter-intuitive slant on what's funny, sad, universal.
New York Press  |  Armond White  |  10-15-2009  |  Reviews

'Where the Wild Things Are' Left Me Out in the Coldnew

It's standard practice to praise children's movies by saying they'll be enjoyed by parents and children alike, but in this case I suspect that some parents will sink blissfully into a reverie watching the characters throw clods of dirt, while their offspring tug on sleeves to ask when they can go outside and throw clods of dirt.
Willamette Week  |  Aaron Mesh  |  10-14-2009  |  Reviews

Spike Jonze Sincerely Adapts 'Where the Wild Things Are'

Jonze's no-nonsense movie expands gently on Maurice Sendak's elegant 20-page kids' book to address children, acknowledging their primal impulses -- which they must eventually control.
City Pulse  |  Cole Smithey  |  10-12-2009  |  Reviews

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