Spike Jonze

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The best films of 2020 so far
Adam Sandler is a gem of jewellery dealer, Dev Patel is inspired casting as David Copperfield, while Keira Knightley disrupts the 1970 Miss World contest in these top picks – listed in date order – from the UK release schedule this year

Guardian film

12, May, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Streaming: curate your own Spike Jonze mini-season
The director’s new Beastie Boys doc is the latest twist in a singular career. What better time to seek out his best work online...

Guy Lodge

25, Apr, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Beastie Boys Story review – Spike Jonze and the boys are back in town
Ad-Rock and Mike D host a convivial trip down memory lane in this filmed record of a live show held in tribute to third member Adam Yauch

Peter Bradshaw

20, Apr, 2020 @4:00 PM

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Being John Malkovich at 20: why the surrealist comedy demands a rewatch
One of the most fascinatingly strange and unpredictable films of 1999 still carries with it more pleasures to be discovered

Scott Tobias

29, Oct, 2019 @5:00 AM

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Three Kings at 20: the war movie where anything was possible
In David O Russell’s wild 1999 caper, action-packed comedy serves as a sneaky shell for a damning critique of American foreign policy

Scott Tobias

01, Oct, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Beastie Boys Story: inside the offbeat, heartfelt stage show from Spike Jonze
The visionary director transports a feast of tidbits and anecdotes to the stage with innovation and genuine heart

Rob LeDonne

11, Apr, 2019 @4:42 PM

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‘The first cut I saw, I puked’: the story of MIA’s turbulent new documentary
From footage of a fragmented immigrant upbringing to arguing with Elastica and upstaging Madonna, director Steve Loveridge and MIA discuss 2018’s most illuminating pop doc

Steve Rose

14, Sep, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Hollywood vending: the best and worst adverts by big-name directors
With avant garde whizz Michel Gondry helming John Lewis’s latest lampshade-peddling showpiece, we look at movie-makers’ mixed attempts at marketing

Graeme Virtue

10, Nov, 2017 @4:27 PM

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Brad Pitt acts out scene for live Frank Ocean performance
The actor, who has called the R&B singer ‘so special’, was reportedly filmed by director Spike Jonze during a concert in Los Angeles

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

24, Jul, 2017 @10:04 AM

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Human, all too human: 10 sci-fi films that show what it means to be alive
MoMA’s latest film series sees the institution search deep and wide for the best in out-there science fiction. Here’s a selection that push at ideas of humanity

Interviews by Jake Nevins

14, Jul, 2017 @2:01 PM

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Are perfumes going alternative?
A move away from celebrity perfumes towards artisanal scents suggests that perfumes are going more bespoke

Priya Elan

04, Oct, 2016 @11:26 AM

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Spike Jonze gets freaky for Kenzo – where film meets beauty
The Being John Malkovich director has shot a perfume advert for the Japanese brand – the latest in a line of unusual collaborations between indie cinema and the fashion world

Richard Vine

31, Aug, 2016 @2:35 PM

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