Happy Birthday to Me…HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MEEEeeeeee! And I can’t think of a more fun movie to talk about you on the day of me, than In Darkness. Woot woot!
As I explained – in this much too long post – I have decided to mine the depths of this site’s intellectual movie capital of crazy awesome movies and craft a top 25 movies list. Now, this movies list will be unlike any other movie list you’ve ever seen. Why? Because Quality and Unknowness will be equally weighted. And lucky for you, I built an algorithm to find and surface the crazy mindjobs that no one has heard of so that I can bring them to you in this top twenty five countdown. Our list so far:
- 21. In Darkness
- 22. I am the Pretty Thing that Lives in the House
- 23. Time Lapse
- 24. The One I Love
- 25. The Exam
Can’t wait to see this list grow as we find more and more movies that are below your radar… And here is the total list of every movie published so far.
Number 21 – In Darkness
In Darkness is a cleverly cool little movie that has so much going on, and it doesn’t unveil itself until the very end. Sure, it’s a wild leap of a film. It’s ambitious, and crazy. And it’s a movie that probably isn’t even on your radar. And yet, it is a fantastic movie. It sort of has a similar feel to The Invisible Person In The Room, or maybe Shimmer Lake? An inside out, who done it of a movie with a last minute right hook. The New York Times gave it some props. But I also don’t necessarily care what professional reviewers like. I want different. I want smart. And I want surprising. And that is something that In Darkness will do for you today.
Now, I’m going to put this trailer right here – but I am going to highly recommend to you right now, that you do not watch it. Like not even a little bit. But if you are on the edge of walking away, and not wanting to see the movie – go ahead and watch.
The movie basically tells the story of a blind woman named Sofia (played by Natalie Dormer – who is known for her part as Margaery Tyrell in the Game of Thrones) who is an accomplished soundtrack pianist. And the movie begins with her “witnessing” a suicide. Veronique, Sofia’s apartment neighbor downstairs, leaps to her death from the building’s roof. It’s an assumed suicide at this point. But when the police come to interview her, Sofia is less than forthcoming. Which, tips the audience immediately that something here is afoot. Not everything is as it would seem.
And from here on out the movie screams down a deep rabbit hole of intrigue and revelations. I definitely don’t even want to hint at where this thing is going, but it’s a fun little film that’ll make you run back to the beginning in order to figure out what you missed from the start. And then, after you circle back to the beginning – join us in the discussion over here.
Edited by, CY