Unified Theory: “Coherence”

Coherence (2014, Dir. James Ward Byrkit):  Yeah we’re playing those mind games together Projecting our images in space and in time — John Lennon Like the mysterious case of photographs that sparks the film’s plot, Coherence is...

Antonio Banderas in "Automata"

Short Cut: “Automata”

Automata (2014, Dir. Gabe Ibáñez):  You can probably count the number of great films about robots on one hand (I got Wall-E, Metropolis, Blade Runner, and The Terminator — feel free to add your own), so I was pre-disposed to give Automata...

Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway in "Interstellar"

Spaced Out: “Interstellar”

Interstellar (2014, Dir. Christopher Nolan):  Interstellar is haunted by ghosts: both a “ghost” that jump-starts the plot (and might not be a spirit at all) and the very real ghosts of Stanley Kubrick and Andrei Tarkovsky....


The Professionals: “The Outfit”

The Outfit (1973, Dir. John Flynn):  When the woman screamed, Parker awoke and rolled off the bed. He heard the plop of a silencer behind him as he rolled, and the bullet punched the pillow where his head had been. — Opening lines of The...

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