Her ★★★★★

I don't think there is any other film from 2013 that is as endearing & magical than 'Her'; but it manages to be so, on a smaller, more intimate scale. Besides the strange but beautiful man-machine relationship at play, it is important that the world of this film feels real yet fantastical enough to be like a near-futuristic tone to tell the thematic, emotional journey at hand. Spike Jonze really nails it! 'Her' is a deep, cerebral journey through love, technology, and the melding of the two. Joaquin Phoenix delivers an a criminally over-looked performance, and Scarlett Johansson steals the movie with her voice alone. Everything about 'Her' is perfectly constructed. An orchestra of human emotion, the mystery of love, and the inevitable heartbreak that finds so many of us. - 10/10 (A+)