Friday, July 30, 2010

Jason goes to Holehead--Wednesday July 28

The penultimate day, and just one movie. This is the easy night.

That movie was PHASMA EX MACHINA, and thank you Ira for coming up with the one-liner review I'll use: "It's SOLARIS in suburbia"

As a random side note, the one and only time I've seen Tarkovsky's SOLARIS, I was in college and a fat Bulgarian classmate rented it. Prior to showing it on the TV in the lounge, he announced that in order to like the movie, you must be "a person without glands." Truly, words to live by.

Anyway, PHASMA EX MACHINA. Two brothers are dealing with the death of their parents. The youngest acts out in school (side questions, can you really blow up a frog with just 6 D batteries? This looks like a job for science), but the elder really goes over the deep end looking for their ghosts in electrical noise. The thing is, he succeeds...kinda. That is, he brings people back to life, just not the right ones. Oops. A quality sci-fi drama that goes for atmosphere instead of cheap scares.

Running Time: 86 minutes
My Total Minutes: 191,390
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