“The Discovery” Trailer

Synopsis: One year after the existence of the afterlife is scientifically verified, millions around the world have ended their own lives in order to “get there”. A man and woman fall in love while coming to terms with their own tragic pasts and the true nature of the afterlife.

“Upstream Color” Mini-Review

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Upstream Color (2013)

Most critics couldn’t stop talking about it.’ (Keith Kimbell, Metacritic)

The now Sundance Festival’s favourite, Shane Carruth, came in 2013 with his second major film titled ‘Upstream Color’, a film to rival his brain-wrecking ‘masterpiece’ – ‘Primer’ (2004). Revered by critics worldwide, Upstream Color’ starts off with a thief who kidnaps a woman and drugs her into a game of manipulation to relieve her of her possessions. From then on we see the unfolding of probably some of the most confusing and perplexing events on screen in years. The audience is confronted with such deep philosophical/psychological, biologically-themed topics as the essence of nature, cycle of life, free will/determinism, etc. This existential feel is present throughout the film’s 96 minutes’ duration.

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“Gravity” Review

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Gravity (2013)

‘Tell you one thing—can’t beat the view’. (Matt Kowalski in ‘Gravity’)

 This latest critically acclaimed film from Alfonso Cuarón comes as the culmination of a four years’ wait for technology to catch up with the director’s ideas, similarly to Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ (2009). In ‘Gravity’ we see mind-blowing visuals of outer-space, beautiful shots of the Earth, and exhilarating special effects. The film itself depicts two astronauts, Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) and Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) who are left stranded in the open space trying to get back to Earth while their supply of oxygen is running out. Flying debris and meteors are just examples of the dangers they have to face on their journey back.

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“K-PAX” Review

K-PAX (2001)

 Based on the Gene Brewer novel, ‘K-PAX’ tells the story of Prot (Kevin Spacey) – a being who claims he came to the planet Earth from a mysterious planet ‘K-PAX’ in another galaxy. As a result of his unbelievable statements, Prot is ushered to a mental institution, where he becomes the object of fascination for numerous patients and for his psychiatrist, Dr. Mark Powell (Jeff Bridges). As time passes and Dr. Mark Powell tries to cure his mysterious patient, he soon realises that he is losing his own sense of what is logical or true.

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“Melancholia” Review

Melancholia (2011)

 **SPOILER ALERT**

‘Melancholia‘ – you will either love it or hate it. The film is surely to awaken something in a viewer, be it some inexplicable feelings of unease or awe. However, given that the film is directed by no other than Lars Von Trier (a Danish director known for its controversially unusual films, e.g. ‘Antichrist (2009)), who once said that “a film should be like a rock in the shoe”, nothing less is expected.

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