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Logos (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 11 June 2013 (USA)
James, a 19 year old comp-sci student, is mourning the death of his father who jumped out of the first tower in the 9/11 attacks. He has become convinced that uncertainty is the root of all... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Sara Alcorn ...
Meg
Ted Carr ...
Harrison
Nick Chong ...
Comp. Sci. Student 4
Mohit Dhawan ...
Comp. Sci. Student 6
Michael Ducharme ...
Tommy
Nir Etzion ...
Photogenic Engineer
Ralph Freedman ...
The Stranger
Ben Furnas ...
Jaunty Dude
Calvin Gogrey ...
Hallway Friend
Anthony Hackmann ...
Harrison's Belligerent Friend2
Paul Hine ...
James Carroll
Darren Ho ...
Comp. Sci. Student 5
Ann Hsieh ...
Ruth
Daniel Kurnos ...
Lab Patron
Neil Lahiri ...
Comp. Sci. Student 3
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James, a 19 year old comp-sci student, is mourning the death of his father who jumped out of the first tower in the 9/11 attacks. He has become convinced that uncertainty is the root of all evil and strives to contain all problems using sophisticated computer algorithms. In the process, he distances himself from the very elements he wishes to correct, delving deeper into the recesses of his mind. Written by Anonymous

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All things have a computable end-state.


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The number that James dials to call his father is 911-2001. See more »

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James packs his bag full of papers prior to attending AKE's Party. That schoolbag, although James has on as he leaves, is rarely seen again. See more »

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Comp. Sci. Student 1: Hey buddy! That's my beer in there
[POINTS TO THE HOUSE]
Comp. Sci. Student 1: Don't you dare touch it!
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References Pi (1998) See more »

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very artistic
29 August 2012 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

love the depth of this film. It's poetry with a story, told freshly, and revealed through genuine characters that I could believe in. Despite any budgetary limitations the film holds up, and is presented beautifully in its DVD release.

This is one of the few films out there that makes you really think. Some of the elements I found very mystical, and symbolic. But somehow James' heady observations still feel grounded, and despite his very reclusive nature, James quickly becomes relateable. Sure there are moments, like in any first-time director's overzealous efforts, that come off pretentious. But these can be overlooked because it's clear the director wanted to give his audience something new, something fresh. Plus I did find some of the retro allusions very entertaining.

Be warned, this is not your regular crowd pleaser, Hollywood, blockbuster flick. It is a serious piece of cinema, even if it sometimes felt that the budget held Sorokorensky back from accomplishing his vision. I loved the visual style even in its the raw, yet somehow polished and deliberate, guerrilla form. I wish more independent filmmakers would use their time, and limited budgets, to produce something meaningful, not just another slasher, vampire, zombie, horror flick. How many times can we see a half-naked girl be chased by a killer?

The director did a superb job of staying on point while navigating through what may seem like random events in James' daily routine. You'll connect the dots in the end and appreciate the wait. Do yourself a favor and allay your A.D.D. Don't stop watching/ Believe me things are building, the end is worth it... and it all will be worth discussing. (I debated this film with my husband for days after the end credits rolled.)

In the end, I feel we get the answer to the key question posed (implied in the opening quote for the film) if James will make himself worthy of his sufferings. And now, I am thinking, are we worthy of ours?


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