Oscar Countdown: 7 Days

2014-02-24T10:19:00Z Oscar Countdown: 7 Days nwitimes.com
February 24, 2014 10:19 am

The most unique offering in the Best Picture race this year is “Her,” writer and director Spike Jonze’s futuristic look at a lonely and reluctant divorced man who falls in love with his OS – a computerized Operating System named Samantha that can learn, and can learn to feel. Joaquin Phoenix is brilliant in the lead role, and his absence from the Best Actor race is a shame. But like “Nebraska,” “Her” is a fabulous darkhorse contender, and a very clever love story.

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