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The director Grant Singer came very, very close to topping this list for the second week in a row, an unprecedented feat and a clear sign that Singer is ready to bang with the Nabils and the Hiro Murais of the world. But then (spoiler alert) Kanye West had to come along with his adorable… More »

Before I get into this week’s picks, allow me to point out that Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea made a video for a song called “Booty.” Hype Williams directed it. It is exactly what you expect it to be. It came out a few years ago, and it has five million views already. At this… More »

This past weekend’s YouTube Music Awards presented an interesting conundrum for this column. The show labeled its performances as “live music videos,” and pulled in big-name directors to help put them together. But they were pretty much still performances, except with extra stuff going on. Unfortunately, the YouTube people made the mystifying decision to keep… More »

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JAY Z & Kanye West – “Otis” Video

Let's watch together, as a family. Directed by Spike Jonze... …
Scott Lapatine | August 11, 2011 - 9:01 pm

Beastie Boys (Feat. Santigold) – “Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win” Video

Beastie Boys have reteamed with longtime collaborator Spike Jonze for this epic video featuring action figures -- "NOT dolls" -- of Ad-Rock, MCA, and Mike…
Scott Lapatine | July 18, 2011 - 9:11 pm

NME’s 100 Greatest Music Videos

To celebrate the launch of, NME put together a list of the 100 greatest videos of all time. While other publications' countdowns have given…
Scott Lapatine | July 5, 2011 - 2:34 pm

Scenes From The Suburbs Trailer

You got a taste of Spike Jonze's Scenes From The Suburbs in the video for Arcade Fire's "The Suburbs." As we reported before you could…
brandon | March 14, 2011 - 3:02 pm

The 10 Best Videos Of The Week

This week's clips from Arcade Fire, Rokysopp, Simian Mobile Disco, No Joy, and White Lies show off what's possible when your videos don't have to…
jessica | November 19, 2010 - 4:56 pm

Arcade Fire – “The Suburbs” Video (Directed By Spike Jonze)

That Spike Jonze finds this band inspiring is no secret. But back in April the internet got wind of something particularly clandestine brewing between the…
Amrit Singh | November 19, 2010 - 5:33 am

Arcade Fire, Spike Jonze Collaborating On Something Secret

According to /Film, the director will be in Austin, TX to do a short film with the band based on the concept of "friends growing…
jessica | April 9, 2010 - 5:56 pm

Watch Kanye & Spike Jonze’s We Were Once A Fairytale

It depicts a typical night in the life of Kanye West: a boorish, blurry, endless evening in an anonymous night club. "This is my song!
Amrit Singh | October 19, 2009 - 10:20 am

How Arcade Fire Inspired Where The Wild Things Are

Spike Jonze told Ain't It Cool News he wrote WTWTA's script while listening to Funeral ("[the] record is thematically very connected to the film") and…
brandon | October 15, 2009 - 4:29 pm

Spike Jonze & Kanye Debut Weird Film

West and Jonze premiered We Were Once A Fairytale at the Los Angeles Film Festival the other day. It was gonna be an 808s music…
Amrit Singh | June 26, 2009 - 12:57 pm

Arcade Fire Soundtrack Awesome Where The Wild Things Are Trailer

Spike Jonze + Arcade Fire + Nostalgia + Magic + Monsters + Snowballs + Scribble Font + Shouting Off A Cliff = this thing looks…
Scott Lapatine | March 25, 2009 - 2:41 pm

New Kanye West Video – “Flashing Lights”

Along with the constant spew of outspoken nonsense, Kanye's Grammy-grabbing LP's produced a slew of solid singles, and a spate of undeniably memorable videos. Spike…
Amrit Singh | February 13, 2008 - 4:38 pm
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