Spike Jonze: Articles


Gay Marriage Legal in Utah & Lesbian Movie Wins Two Utahn Awards: Timing is Everything

Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos in Blue Is the Warmest Color: timing is everything. Abdellatif Kechiche's sexually charged romantic drama Blue Is the Warmest Color won the 2013 Palme d'Or just as more than 150,000 people took to the streets of Paris to express their righteous outrage at the legalization […]


'Stranger by the Lake': Sexually Explicit Gay Thriller Is #1 Cahiers du Cinéma Pick

Stranger by the Lake with Pierre Deladonchamps and Christophe Paou. Winner of a Cannes side award regrettably named Queer Palm, Alain Guiraudie's erotic thriller Stranger by the Lake / L'inconnu du lac landed the no. 1 spot on Cahiers du Cinéma's list of the Top Ten movies of 2013. In the […]


James Franco Tattoos & Teeth + Surprising Best Film & Best Actress Ties: LAFCA Winners

James Franco tattoos in Spring Breakers. The 2013 LAFCA has named two Best Supporting Actor winners: James Franco for his portrayal of a Florida rapper and drugs & arms trafficker in Harmony Korine's Spring Breakers and Jared Leto for his performance as a fictional HIV-positive trans woman and AIDS medication […]


Margerethe von Trotta-Barbara Sukowa Collaboration + Piper Laurie & Ernest Borgnine Are Back

Barbara Sukowa as Hildegard von Bingen in Vision Margerethe von Trotta-Barbara Sukowa 'Vision': Hildegard von Bingen in L.A. Margarethe von Trotta's Vision, Official Selection at the Telluride and Toronto film festivals, will open (via Zeitgeist Films) in Los Angeles at the Laemmle theaters on Nov. 12. A national release will […]


'Family Movies' Among Biggest Fall Box Office Hits

'Where the Wild Things Are.' Oct. 18, '09, update: Spike Jonze's Where the Wild Things Are easily defeated its competition at the North American box office this weekend with a solid $32.4 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. The big-screen adaptation of Maurice Sendak's beloved book scored […]


'Persona' & 'Being John Malkovich': Movies on the Mind

Ingmar Bergman's 1966 psychological drama Persona and Spike Jonze's 1999 psychobizarro comedy Being John Malkovich will screen as a double feature on Friday, July 20, at 7 p.m. at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The psycho-double feature is being presented in […]