Review: LX 2048 (2020)

Review: LX 2048 (2020)

Adam Bird (James D’Arcy) is still getting used to a technologically advanced world. Humans can’t go out normally in the day because the sun is too toxic, but he does go out while wearing a Hazmat suit. He feels like the only human in the world that still lives a regular life, doing his job in the day and interacting with clones – necessary workers because they have augmented pigmentation that protects them from the sun. To make matters worse, Adam learns that he’s dying, so he tries to figure out a way to ensure that his family will be taken care of when he’s gone.

Fantasia 2020 – Undergods (2020)

Fantasia 2020 – Undergods (2020)

The most impressive thing about Chino Moya’s Undergods is its world building as he creates a Europe in decline, a blue world that is filmed beautifully by cinematographer David Raedeker. Moya takes us on a journey of five different stories through his world, taking place when hope is either already lost or will soon be lost.

Fantasia 2020 – Detention (2019)

Fantasia 2020 – Detention (2019)

Directed by: John Hsu. Starring: Gingle Wang, Meng Po-Fu, Jing Hua-Tseng. Runtime: 1h 42 min. Released: August 24, 2020 (in Canada, at Fantasia Film Festival); September 20, 2019 in Taiwan. Detention is set during the White Terror in Taiwan in 1962 during a time of martial law where freedom was not known and free thoughts [...]

Quanta (2019)

Quanta (2019)

Directed by: Nathan Dalton. Starring: Mark Redpath, Antony Talia, Philip Hayden. Runtime: 1h 23 min. Released: July 16, 2019. (In case you missed it, my review with the Nathan Dalton, the director of this film, can be found here.) Though made on a small budget, the science fiction film Quanta always looks polished with its cinematography [...]

Filmcraziest Interviews – Nathan Dalton for his film Quanta (2019)

Filmcraziest Interviews – Nathan Dalton for his film Quanta (2019)

Here's another episode of Filmcraziest Interviews where I interview filmmakers, and today I was joined by Australian filmmaker Nathan Dalton for his science fiction drama, Quanta, about a pair of scientists pursuing a scientific breakthrough when their personalities clash. We discuss the science of the film and the inspiration behind the film, as well as legacy [...]

Irresistible (2020)

Irresistible (2020)

Directed by: Jon Stewart. Starring: Steve Carell, Rose Byrne, Chris Cooper. Runtime: 1h 41 min. Released: June 26, 2020. Steve Carell plays Gary Zimmer, a fictional campaign strategist who lost a very winnable campaign in the 2016 election on the side of Hilary Clinton. For his redemption, Zimmer sees an inspiring video online of retired [...]

7500 (2020)

7500 (2020)

Directed by: Paul Vollrath. Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Omid Memar, Aylin Tezel.  Runtime: 1h 33 min. Released: June 18, 2020. Paul Vollrath’s 7500 starts with soundless footage from an airport’s security camera at the Berlin Tegel Airport – showing people going about their days. There’s a disconnect watching these people and that disconnect lingered throughout the [...]

The High Note (2020)

The High Note (2020)

Directed by: Nisha Ganatra. Starring: Dakota Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kelvin Harrison Jr. Runtime: 1h 53 min. Released: May 29, 2020. In Los Angeles, a personal assistant, Maggie (Dakota Johnson), working for music superstar Grace Davis (Tracee Ellis Ross), follows her dreams of being a producer when she meets singer David Cliff (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) [...]