Benjamin Cleary Thoughtful film What happens in the near future is that within reach: people travel in thin trains and driverless electric cars; They have cameras in their contact lenses. And while not widespread (yet), human cloning has become a reality. Because he has a terminal illness, Cameron (Mahershala Ali, instinctively filming) decides to secretly replace himself with a clone to save his wife (Naomi Harris) and their young son from mourning his death. Dr. Cameron Scott escapes to a solitary facility run by Glenn Close, where his consciousness is uploaded to a “molecularly regenerated” copy of his body. But then it’s hard to let go of Cameron: Cameron 2 is himself – only a tiny mole makes them different – and yet he’s not, provoking complex feelings of fear, jealousy and defensiveness. One of the few people who understands the plight is Kate (Avquafina), who was replaced by a clone in the outside world. Scott was spending his last days in the compound. Bathing in the cool palette and cool details (these characters listen to music in vinyl, of course) which is the de rigueur for this type of art sci-fi, “Swan Song” gets a little moppy, but it’s also insightful. Difficulty making big decisions. And it poses a situation that may not be very far away.
On the moon
Roland Emmerich’s last – a pleasure so guilty that it deserves life imprisonment – is the polar opposite of “Swan Song”, but the films share a great plot element that would be cruel to spoil it. The bombastic disaster author of “The Day After Tomorrow” and “2012” remains true to himself with a story in which the moon emerges from its orbit. Mass destruction on Earth. A former astronaut (Patrick Wilson), a NASA mucky-muck (Halle Berry) and a “fringe astronomer” (John Bradley, Samwell Tarly on “Game of Thrones”) team to find out what’s going on and stop the destruction of our planet . Naturally, Emerich also makes room for a broader father-son relationship in need of immediate improvement. The movie really shuts down when it re-uses familiar crackpot conspiracy theories in a fun way – it turns out, not made of things on the moon. Emmerich takes it to the finals, which is not broken by its own standards. Madness (pun intended) is epic, and the best possible response is to embrace it.
Despite its name, the second entry in the doubleheader on this month’s moon actually occurs on Mars, or most likely on its way. With YA Lean, an anti-attraction rom-com, the film combines Barista Walt (from Cole Spruce, “Riverdale”) and high-achieving student Sophie (Lana Condor, from the “To All the Boys” franchise). Travel to the Red Planet, where they plan to meet their loved ones. The two veins contain relaxing chemicals, especially once you’ve gotten used to the spruce’s gravity-defying hair. Of ethics “On the moon” Set in June 2049, this is what going to Mars doesn’t solve for you problems, which is a good lesson for young people in love as well as billionaires. In fact, Christopher Winterbauer’s film has some point ginners on its fluffy exterior – cast Zach Braff as a completely manipulated Elon Musk-like tech magnet who “together we can build a better world … in a different world.” Supports such slogans.
“Attack on Titan” is one of the most critically successful anime franchises of the past decade, so one of its leading directors, Tetsuro Araki, is worth noting when entering another project – and another vibe. Where giant, violent creatures hunt humans in the dark “Titan”, Araki’s new feature “Bubble” Takes a slightly softer view. In it, flooding in Tokyo leads the rest of the population to compete against each other in Parker teams around a half-sunk city (the setting evokes a friendly version of JG Ballard’s “The Dubbed World” or Kim Stanley Robinson’s “New York 2140”). The plot unites around “Battlecore” champion Hibiki and the mysterious Utah, who is drawn to him by his song. Their relationship resonates with a touch of “Odyssey” in Hans Christian Andersen’s “Little Mermaid”, which, admittedly, are not the most feminist stories. But the film manages to create a fascinating world, despite some awkward moments, and Araki is an excellent director of video game-like action scenes – it’s easy to go with the flow.
Last month Amy Seimetz Out of the HBO series “The Idol” She acted in the weekend and she was directing. There were general variations about the creative variations and such, and you would be surprised if enough attention was paid to the power-actress-director. Disappointing weird movie Before hiring her from 2020 – they may be a little better prepared for her style. “She Dies Tomorrow” uses disruptive storytelling methods to tell the story of a broken inner world, beginning with Amy (Kate Lynn Sheel), who is shocked by the knowledge that she will die suddenly the next day. If it weren’t for the bad, people around him would think they were waiting for the same fate. Amy’s friend Jane (Jane Adams) tells her, “I think you have the idea of dying in my mind. Under the skin prefers to provide explanations, and it demands acceptance on its own broken terms.