Imagine waking up not knowing who you are, who you were, or who you will be, in a place familiar yet foreign. The world is in chaos and it twists around you like a snake. Everything brings ...
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Two friends are put up against each other as one of them invents a time machine, and the other one travels back in time to change the past, which is a big risk considering how unstable time traveling can be.
Chris is a psychic who lives his life out of order - experiencing past, present and future as a jigsaw puzzle. But when he commits a murder in the future, he has to change his past and present in order to prevent it from happening.
Mina Vesper Gokal,
In 2006, an experiment of the Department of Energy in hot fusion to produce energy releases a storm in time along 240 minutes, changing history. Only the personnel in the core of the ... See full summary »
Two men are stranded at the bottom of a well. One, with a serious injury to his head, thinks his has fallen in is own back garden in present-day Britain. But the other tells him they are really prisoners in a medieval dungeon. Who is right, and where are they really?
Imagine waking up not knowing who you are, who you were, or who you will be, in a place familiar yet foreign. The world is in chaos and it twists around you like a snake. Everything brings a vague recollection of memories you just can't grasp. You meet others like you - lost, confused, and enraged - while the rest seem to ignore your very existence. Who is your enemy? Who is your ally? Is that really your wife? Who can be trusted? Meet Joseph List, bewildered white male, midlife mad, drifting in a time warp where answers just generate more questions. Joe knows something happened to him -- something powerful and personal -- and he is desperate to find out what it is. Is it meaningful or meaningless? Can it be fixed or is it not broken? LOOP is one man's journey into a senseless world of bent time and elastic reality - a world where he finds that the sanity he seeks is the insanity he's lost. Written by
We're dead. We're ghosts aren't we?
I've contemplated this. I've contemplated much. We could be ghosts, but not in the classic sense, it's nowhere near as fun, I mean, we can't scare the shit out of anyone, I never see anyone I know or if I do I don't remember who they are. As best I can tell, we are like the widgets in a math problem, we only exist because of the question, beyond that we don't exist, we don't matter.
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20 years ago Pericles Lewnes directed Redneck Zombies, one of the first shot on video features to get a major release when Troma picked it up. Anyone expecting a return to that style of extreme comedy horror will be amazed at Lewnes second fictional outing. If a film could be imagined that would be the exact polar opposite to Redneck Zombies it would probably look a lot like Loop.
Too much description will spoil part of the enjoyment of the film; for most of its running time the viewer is in the same state of confusion as the protagonist (Lewnes, effective as a man questioning his own sanity). Fans of Vonnegut and Philip K Dick should appreciate the twists in the plot's journey.
Technically the film is near flawless. Low budget to be sure but it's hard to imagine how the story would have been much improved with Hollywood flash and gloss. Above all, this is a film of ideas; those looking for a movie to watch causally should look elsewhere. If you have people around you who like to wander off for a few minutes and then come back and ask what happened you'd be well advised to lock them out of the house.
One more observation--if you are one of those folks who is a die hard partisan on things like politics or Iraq you will probably get angered--Lewnes doesn't spare anyone and offers no easy answers. It's rare to find a political film that is more concerned with thinking than with scoring easy propaganda points. It's rare to find a film that so defies easy classification. And it's very rare to find someone who is able to achieve that on such a small budget. Here's hoping that it won't take 2 more decades for Lewnes to tell another story.
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