The Education of Fredrick Fitzell (aka Flashback) (2020)

– if you dropped acid beyond the first time, you will recognise the framework for this movie.

The Arty poster…
The Action poster…

 

source: imdb The Education of Fredrick Fitzell (aka Flashback)

9/10

[SPOILERS]
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Good Science Fiction movies

– for whatever reason

You see the lists everywhere making clickbait articles: The twenty best… or The best of 2022… most based on stars awarded by film viewers on imdb, rotten tomatoes, Trakt or other movie databases, or “anticipated” by not being released yet AND pleasantly hyped.

Why not simply “good science fiction movies that I have actually seen”

This is what I did here. I took from the top – out of my 150 film reviews at imdb I only chose titles I had awarded from 8 to 10/10 stars, with a few 7s thrown in. I rarely bother with reviews of lesser movies, or even watching lesser movies. Even if I AM a movie fan I observe my liberty to NOT spend time looking for redeeming factors to my viewing…

I will further add to the list – I already know a few titles needing inclusion on the list, even if some of these are already well known and beloved and re-watchable in the rain eating ice-cream. But even movies with fantastic content can be good for a variety of reason besides crazy effects, weird characters or far-out storylines. Troubling, disturbing, difficult, mean is gooood! Don’tcha know?

GOOD SCIENCE FICTION fringing to other fantastic genres
(google at your own risk)

4:44 Last Day on Earth
Abbie Girl Spy: Timepiece
Altered Hours
Aniara
Antiviral
April and the Extraordinary World
ARQ
Attack the Block
Beyond the Edge/ISRA 88
Border
Boss Level
Camille Rewinds
Cargo
Casimir Effect
Christmas on Mars
Colossal
Counter-Clockwise (2011)
Crumbs
Dakota Skye
Dark at Noon (1992)
DeKronos – Il demone del tempo
Donnie Darko Director’s Cut
Down the Chain [50 min]
Downloading Nancy
Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks
Dragon Head (2003)
Eden Log
Edge of tomorrow
Enter the Void
Entrance
Europa Report
Flora (2017)
Gravity
Groundhog Day
Gyarakushî kaidou
Highway to Hell (2012)
Holy Motors
I Origins
I’ll Follow you down
Immortal (from Enki Bilal’s comic)
Interstellar
Listening (2014)
LX 2048
Memory Lane (2012)
Modern Prometheus LLC
Moon
Mr Nobody
Other Life
Painting in the Rain
Possible Worlds (2000)
Primer
Remains
Ruby Sparks
Set the Thames on Fire
Shuffle
Slipstream
Solis
Solitary (2011)
Sonchidi [55 min]
Sons of Steel – directors cut
Speed Racer
The Brand New Testament
The Congress
The Fall (2006)
The Frame
The Future (2011)
The Happening (2008)
The Infinite Man
The Lobster
The Lost Thing [15 min]
The Prince of Town
The Seclet of the Tlumpet!
The Untamed
Under The Skin
Upgrade
Wristcutter A Love Story

SERIES TO RECOMMEND

Dispatches from Elsewhere
Jekyll
My Own Worst Enemy
Sense8 [all the parts]
Tales from the Loop

Ikonografisk søgning i film

– det er stort!

Kort fortalt:

  • Upload af skærmskud af HD-film.
  • En AI-sondering af skærmskuds indhold af ansigter, kroppe, genstande, farver, væsener.
  • En søgemaskine og sortering efter farveindhold, antal mennesker, genstande.

Resultat: En ikonografisk søgemaskine i billedindhold. Det er sgu stort!

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Boss Level (2021)

– right back at ya!

Directed by Joe Carnahan. With Frank Grillo, Mel Gibson, Annabelle Wallis, Michelle Yeoh, Naomi Watts. A retired special forces officer is trapped in a never ending time loop on the day of his death.

Source: Boss Level (2021) – IMDb

9/10

A lovely romp of groundhog day insanity with all of the trimmings complying more than adequately with the genre tropes and maybe a little bit overdone head chopping, but which other result could possibly satisfy sword aficionados?! Also saw (a glimpse of an uncredited) Frank Grillo in Skylin3s yesterday (more of a photo cameo, really, in an otherwise insufferable, badly scripted film), and he is a fast growing clown fighter in my book – god timing, lovely body, sarcastic grin, and straight up undiluted in this role as a man fighting to live, alternating finding and losing purpose. And characteristically beautiful, Naomi Watts, though with a somewhat diminuative role, fills any role she does – above and beyond duty and this one to with the credible mix of intelligence and sensitive longing, but the biggest surprise: Mel Gibson – still the rascal, still Mel Gibson, even after anti-semitic slurs and a host of bad scripts, but boy how he won this role, fought for it nails and talons, razor sharp diction, THAT was impressive. A solid 9 for doing this lovingly and with great persistence and musicality.

And BTW: More than a loving nod to all of that simple, yet endearingly time consuming arcade games of the 80’s.

Druk (2020)

– hvad med en film om mikrodosering af LSD?!

Directed by Thomas Vinterberg. With Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Magnus Millang, Lars Ranthe. Four friends, all high school teachers, test a theory that they will improve their lives by maintaining a constant level of alcohol in their blood.

Source: Druk (2020) – IMDb

6.3/10 – for skuespillet alene! Burde være 3-4 for elendigt manus.

Normal-Danmark kommer gennem krisen ved at forråde fællesskabets individuelle behov (ved at undlade at hjælpe) og rejser sig på asken fra ofringen af den svageste og mest needy. Og det er der ingen skam i. Ikke noget “ingen lades tilbage” hér. Mandens (i hvert fald mandens) fællesskab er ‘enhver alene for alle’, og alt der kan undskylde mandens ikke-støtte af den svageste i fællesskabet er manglen på sprog & dén erfaring, som deres aktion gennem manuskriptet er første skridt hen imod. Continue reading “Druk (2020)”

The Midnight Sky (2020)

– an opinion with spoilers

Directed by George Clooney. With George Clooney, Felicity Jones, David Oyelowo, Caoilinn Springall. This post-apocalyptic tale follows Augustine, a lonely scientist in the Arctic, as he races to stop Sully and her fellow astronauts from returning home to a mysterious global catastrophe.

Source: The Midnight Sky (2020) – IMDb

Review: 5/10

A messy script, or were scenes added to satisfy a test audience?

29 December 2020

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piratfilm: årets top-10

Interessant at følge Torrentfreaks daglige nyheder om copyrightbrud i hele verden. Men for en filminteresseret som mig er det bemærkelsesværdigt, hvordan de enkelte films karakterer på nærværende liste falder i løbet af 2020 – Coronaåret. Gad vide, om folk forventer mere eller bare har mere tid til fordybelse? Continue reading “piratfilm: årets top-10”

Best indie Science Fiction 1995-2019

– mostly films

I personally do not keep a list of relevant science fiction films – specifically I track Time Travel movies and Scifi+ series – but below is a worthy list of worthy films overlooked by many. In-depth, and taken very seriously. Thank you for that, emvan, user on imdb. And for giving me some good referrals, just as I was beginning to think there was nothing more to watch. Right now I am hard pressed to think of excluded indie titles of relevance.

The list included below is strictly  to create awareness (search results on titles and some traffic). For emvan’s in-depth comments and evaluations of content, please follow the source link below.

Source: Best Indie Sci-Fi 1997-2019

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Rainer, hand, dance, minimalism

Yvonne Rainer b. 1934

Rainer’s first film, Hand Movie, was shot by fellow dancer William Davis when Rainer was confined to a hospital bed, recovering from major surgery and unable to dance. The resulting five minutes of footage is a sustained close-up shot of Rainer’s hand against a grey background as it stretches and contracts, bends and points, performing the kinds of everyday, quotidian movements that characterize her pioneering minimalist choreography.

Kilde: https://ubu.com/film/rainer_hand-movie.html