reality-questioning movies

All posts tagged reality-questioning movies

Constellation - (2024 show) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt19395018/
on tv.apple.com

A astronaut has an accident in space and comes back crazy.

It's like a sort of brooding bubblegum show; light on the science, heavy on the fiction, and with some horror mixed in.



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Hypnotic - (2023 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8080204/
https://www.ketchupentertainment.com/films#/hypnotic

A detective learns his daughter wasn't killed but was instead kidnapped, and while pursuing a lead he discovers mysterious circumstances.

An adequate but ultimately unsatisfying movie; bubblegum.



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the-matrix-1999

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0133093/
https://www.warnerbros.com/movies/matrix

A hacker learns reality is not as it appears.

A sci-fi ripoff of elements of Lucid dreaming, with elements taken from the Neuromancer/Shadowrun "cyberpunk" genres.

A pioneering movie for special effects, which have held up quite well, and its general pot and atmosphere. Technically not original for science fiction fans, but great nonetheless.

One of my favourites, although I really wish the actor playing Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) was good looking.

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The Animatrix - (2003 movie) image

Entertainment > Movies >
The Matrix - (1999 movie) >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0328832/

A series of non-cannon short animated films inspired by The Matrix - (1999 movie).

Better than the main series in some cases. I rather love every one of these short films.

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Inception - (2010 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1375666/
https://www.warnerbros.com/movies/inception

A criminal group sedates and enters the dreams of targets to steal their secrets.

I'm sure it's wonderful and nuanced for lots of people, but to me it's just okay. I find it rather obvious and uninteresting.



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Coherence - (2013 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2866360/
https://www.coherencethemovie.com/

A bunch of old friends get together for the evening of a comet, and strange things start happening when they lose power.

Straightforward and riveting.



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The Frame - (2014 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2567038/
https://double-edge-films.myshopify.com/

A woman goes insane but doesn't take her meds.

One of those head-up-its-ass movies that tries to be smart but only fucks with viewers with constant tense music and not writing.



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7 Splinters in Time - (2018 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1884378/

Any useful description would be a spoiler; it's that kind of movie.

It's indie, experimental, and hits the mark like a wrecking ball. Riveting, stressful, and highly recommended.



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Nothing Else - (2021 movie) image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12435010/

A man awakens and discovers he is trapped in a low budget movie.

It has no redeeming qualities; pass.



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The Truman Show - (1988 movie) poster

Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120382/

For the first time, a child is adopted by a corporation, who uses him to create the reality TV show of reality TV shows.

A fantastic movie that resolves like a hot shower after a good day's work building a deck; refreshing and wholesome.

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