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 Unknownness 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. Right? So yes, the top 25 movie mindjob countdown – Trance. Our list so far:
- 9. Trance
- 10. Resolution
- 11. Uncanny
- 12. The Jacket
- 13. Frequencies
- 14. Unknown
- 15. Under the Skin
- 16. Enemy
- 17. Bad Times at the El Royale
- 18. Stay
- 19. The Endless
- 20. Timecrimes
- 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
Have loved watching this list grow and 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 9 – Trance
This is a complete mind job of a Gordian knot of a movie. A 2013 film starring James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson, and Vincent Cassel. And it was so good. And such an obvious fit for THiNC. and I missed it completely, even with my eyes wide open. Shocking really. If we look back to 2013 on this blog we all kinds of interesting movies discussed – documentaries, con artist movies, movies like Upstream Color, Side Effects, Orphan Black, etc etc etc. But alas, or rather, alack, there was zero mention of the movie Trance. I 100% missed it…but that’s OK, because so did you.
But basically, … stop. There is zero basically about the movie Trance. It is a complicated mindjob of a movie. An utter head in the garbage disposal sort of a film…that we THINK is about an art heist gone wrong and the active steps this band of robbers go through in order to get their invaluable stolen painting back. Crosses, and double crosses, all 100% occurring…in the mind of the double crosser. Think a more realistic version of Inception, involving hypnosis, double hypnosii(?), triple hypnosiii(?)… and the like. I’d venture to guess that 90% of this movie could be planted or even false memories, depending on the theory you go for. Heck, it could be 100% false for all I know! hahah. Come on! That was synopsis gold. I wish I wasn’t me so I could be pitched by that synopsis and swoon before its greatness. (OK, yes, yes, you are right, that was over the top. I take it back.)
If you guys haven’t seen Trance yet, click this link, or this one, or this one… and go see the movie. Then join us over at my deep dive Trance walkthrough and join in on the discussion. (Which, there are no comments yet? WHAT? No one has comment on Trance yet!?!? I am a failure. Somehow I have failed the global community. Somehow.) So do me a personal favor, and, after watching the film – come back here, and comment. Just to make me think this isn’t all worth nothing. Or something.
Recommended by and Edited by: CY (Yeah!)