In Minor Premise, a reclusive neuroscientist, Ethan Kochar (Sathya Sridharan), tries to surpass his brilliant father’s legacy by continuing an experiment that deals with memory and attempts to understand the brain, using a machine called the R10 that Ethan is perfecting for a university study. Doing so, he becomes entangled in his own experiment where he inadvertently separates his consciousness into 10 fragments that are pitted against each other.
In Benjamin Ross Hayden’s new science fiction film Parallel Minds, an A.I. called URM is investigated by a detective, Thomas Elliott (Greg Bryk) and lab researcher Margo Elson (Tommie-Ambe Pirie) for a lab preparing to release a contact lens with the power to record what the eye can see to recreate memories. This is all coincides with the death of head researcher Elise Perrott (Michelle Thrush).
When brilliant student Rodger (Richard Harmon) learns of the death of his father, he returns to his childhood home with his girlfriend, Beth (Sara Thompson), and his long-time best friend Jordan (Echo Andersson) to set affairs in order. Rodger then begins to investigate the details of the family tragedy; and soon discovers a malevolent force that has been haunting his family since his childhood.
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.
Directed by: Anthony Scott Burns. Starring: Julia Sarah Stone, Landon Liboiron, Carlee Ryski. Runtime: 1h 43 min. Released: This film had its World Premiere at Fantasia Film Festival on August 30, 2020. Anthony Scott Burns’ Come True is the type of Canadian film that makes me love Canadian stories and Canadian horror. To spoil the [...]
On this episode of Filmcraziest Interviews, I interview writer and director Ryan Kruger of the film Fried Barry which had its Canadian Premiere as a part of the Fantasia Film Festival. The film’s about Barry (Gary Green), a drug-addled abusive bastard who – after yet another bender – is abducted by aliens. Barry takes a [...]
Directed by: Phillip G. Carroll Jr. Starring: Chloe Carroll, Jim Schubin, François Chau. Runtime: 1h 29 min. Released: August 21, 2020. Blending psychological thriller, sci-fi and horror, The Honeymoon Phase is a commentary on marriage about an experiment attempting to learn why so many marriages don’t survive past that honeymoon phase. Ironically, Phillip G. Carroll [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Directed by: Jim Mickle. Starring: Boyd Holbrook, Cleopatra Coleman, Michael C. Hall. Runtime: 1h 55 min. Released: September 27, 2019. This film contains spoilers. Netflix’s In the Shadow of the Moon is a film has ambition that threatens to knock it down, but its originality keeps it standing for the most part. Boyd Holbrook plays [...]