Linguistics professor Louise Banks (Amy Adams) leads an elite team of investigators when gigantic spaceships touch down in 12 locations around the world. As nations teeter on the verge of global war, Banks and her crew must race against time to find a way to communicate with the extraterrestrial visitors.
Based on a short story by Ted Chiang and directed by Denis Villeneuve, the film also stars Forest Whitaker, Jeremy Renner and Michael Stuhlbarg.
Her, a very distinct Spike Jonze creation, is a romantic comedy that follows the life of Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) and how the torment of a divorce can help you find friendship in unusual places. After seeking comfort in his OS (operating system) voiced by Scarlett Johansson, a relationship ensues.
Given the ever evolvement of artificial intelligence this heartfelt story was doomed from the offset. Set in 2015 it is almost futuristic with a splash of science fiction and a whole lot of human emotion.
A 2012 American drama film written, directed, and co-produced by Paul Thomas Anderson and starring Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams. It tells the story of Freddie Quell (Phoenix), a World War II veteran struggling to adjust to a post-war society who meets Lancaster Dodd (Hoffman), a leader of a religious movement known as “The Cause,” who sees something in Quell and accepts him into the movement. Freddie takes a liking to “The Cause” and begins traveling with Dodd along the East Coast to spread the teachings.