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Panopticon (2016)

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When two software entrepreneurs develop a method of extracting memories, one comes to regard their discovery as a Frankenstein monster that must be destroyed, and finds himself at odds with dangerous forces.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Joshua Berwald ... Bill
Farzana Virani Farzana Virani ... Hadley
Aron Price Aron Price ... Richard
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Josh Henry ... GoogleHead
Levi Burdick ... Duncan
Joel Rogers ... Old Frank / Bill's Dad
Dylan Cox Dylan Cox ... Young Bill
Phillip Hampton Sims II Phillip Hampton Sims II ... Thug
Michael Ramos Michael Ramos ... Bar Flirt
Jacki Flynn Jacki Flynn ... Bartender
Greg Berwald Greg Berwald ... Doctor
Greg Fitzgerald Greg Fitzgerald ... Thug
Amanda Lewis Amanda Lewis ... Carrie
Cherie Restler Cherie Restler ... Bill's Mom
Jake Scott-Hodes Jake Scott-Hodes ... Bar Patron
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When two software entrepreneurs develop a method of extracting memories, one comes to regard their discovery as a Frankenstein monster that must be destroyed, and finds himself at odds with dangerous forces.

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USA

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English

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Budget:

$5,000 (estimated)
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Quixotic Arts See more »
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Stereo

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2.35 : 1
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Has all the hallmarks of a classic...
17 May 2019 | by spicspicSee all my reviews

The only way to approach independent movies is with a healthy dose of forgiveness. But, maybe due to technology, the basic level of proficiency has made many super watchable. The picture wastes no time getting into the story, avoiding the weak beginning endemic to many self made projects. Richard and Bill are working on a technology that can record memories and allow them to be "re-experienced". Richard's wife Hadley is the guinea pig. Bill is established as an anti-social, anti-technology genius reluctant to share the code even with his business partner. Richard is an angry, controlling brute, establishing the conflict. We mostly follow Bill, who is confused, though not as much as his father who has dementia. A session with a therapist establishes Bill lost a wife and child in an accident he has trouble remembering. This plus his déjà vu and persecution complex might be what lead him to fear the memory technology, leading to an affair with Hadley and a confrontation with Richard. The performances are serviceable, though the story arcs are not involved - characters intensify rather than change. Still, no one does anything stupid or unbelievable to forward the plot. The main flaw is a lack of tight editing which most indies contend with. The scenes of Bill's confusion with reality could easily be cut in half. The ending meets the ideal of being both surprising yet inevitable. If Hitchcock had done science fiction, this is the kind of ending he would have adored. If this was truly done on $5,000, it's a brilliant job.


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