Joaquin Phoenix http://kmuw.org en 'The Immigrant' Is A Consistently Interesting Movie Without Any Heroes Or Villains http://kmuw.org/post/immigrant-consistently-interesting-movie-without-any-heroes-or-villains <p></p><p></p><p><em>The Immigrant</em> is a consistently interesting, but rather forlorn movie about Marion Cotillard’s troubles getting her tubercular sister past Ellis Island and into the United States, with the rather questionable help of Joaquin Phoenix, back in 1921.</p><p>It’s notable for its extremely persuasive, I am willing to assume authentic, production values and a fascinating performance by Phoenix, bit it’s not exactly the cheeriest movie in town.</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Jim Erickson 35132 at http://kmuw.org 'The Immigrant' Is A Consistently Interesting Movie Without Any Heroes Or Villains 'Her' Is Strangely Believable http://kmuw.org/post/her-strangely-believable <p></p><p><em>Her</em> is certainly one of the most unusual love stories ever filmed, with Scarlett Johansson as a computer <em>voice</em> and an unrecognizable Joaquin Phoenix as a sort of nerd who falls in love with her, with Rooney Mara and Olivia Wilde in little support parts, and Amy Adams very effective in not much more.</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Jim Erickson 28945 at http://kmuw.org 'Her' Is Strangely Believable