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?
On the eve of a technological breakthrough, an insignificant janitor and a prominent engineer are faced with a decision that will alter the course of humanity: the release of the first aware computer system into the world.
Prospect is the unusual coming-of-age story of a teenage girl on a toxic alien planet. She and her father hunt for precious materials aiming to strike it rich. When the father is attacked by a roving bandit, the daughter must take control.
Mouse-X is a mystery/sci-fi story about Anderson, a man who wakes in a building with no idea where he is or how he got there, before slowly discovering that in each of the rooms around him ... See full summary »
In the near future, the capital of Sweden has turned into a post-apocalyptic wasteland. we join four soldiers on a routine mission in 'zone 3', with the assignment to investigate an old surveillance tower that just went offline.
In this breathtaking science fiction spectacle, a strange mechanical device lands on a desolate world and uses the planet to undergo a startling transformation, that has profound implications for an entire galaxy.
On a post-apocalyptic Earth, Leila Dawn (Natalie Floyd), is the only human survivor. Raised by Robots after humanity abandoned the planet they destroyed with nuclear warfare, Leila cannot ... See full summary »
Needed more sharpness in the construction and delivery, even though the ideas are good and the film quite smart
A film student and a computer science student join together in a project for the search for a way to jump open the human brain to connect with patterns and shapes in order to connect to what may or may not be God a project which understandably brings the attention of religious authorities.
There are some good ideas in this film and as it sets out to do, it does produce some good tension on the way to a clever conclusion, and it generally works. The concept is delivered with a rather obvious exposition style, but it all sounds smart so it makes it work quite well, whether it is true or not. From here we develop along that idea while also bringing in some danger hinted at in the opening and while it does mostly work, the limitations of the film are also hard to avoid. Firstly, it has no business being 20 minutes long particularly not in light of the ending, whose logic would very much indicate that it should not be 20 minutes long! The long time also means we have lots of scenes of the two characters talking in front of computer screens, which makes it feel very low budget and restricted. When the danger comes it is also of the low budget variety, with a static dark figure wearing a mask and the film relies too much on that plus some jump scares rather than building a genuine sense of risk and tension in the characters themselves. Okay, from a narrative point of view this makes sense, but I don't think that was a deliberate decision not to do.
The limits of the film also extend to the two actors, neither of whom really are particularly good or convincing. The low budget nature of the film also shows in the production values, and the film does have a limited look to many of the location it uses; I am not sure if it is a student film, but it does feel like one made at university. Despite the limits though, it does have a good flow to it and I quite liked the clever ending, but it badly needed to be shorter, smarter, and sharper.
1 of 11 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?