Her (2013)

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A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased operating system that’s designed to meet his every need. (IMDb)

Jonze’s poignantly prophetic near-future world is thoughtfully crafted, as the story subtly showcases its cultural milieu (see the letter writing job, voice-activated tech) and gorgeous, washed-out cinematography captures its streamlined urban isolation. The tenderness and tragedy of the central relationship (Phoenix and Johansson excel), meanwhile, offers more technological intrigue (Samantha’s development is fascinating-almost terrifying) while delicately examining the constructs of love.

9.4/10

#4 on my Complete Film Rankings list

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