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 – Unsane. Our list so far:
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 8 – Unsane
Unsane is Steven Soderbergh’s mindjob movie shot exclusively on the iPhone 7. Regardless of the cinematography used to make this film, this movie is sort of the bread and butter of movies that we enjoy here on THiNC. It most reminds me of the movie Pi, which I recently unpacked, in spite of its older vintage. Or maybe a Cure For Wellness, wherein the investigator becomes the patient sort of theme.
I was lucky enough to enjoy this movie in the theater, which I’m almost certain 99% of you reading here today didn’t do. Heck, 99% of you reading here today haven’t watched it yet at all!
Sawyer Valentini is a troubled woman who moves away from home to escape a stalker. Sawyer finds she is still triggered by interactions with men as a result of her experiences. She makes an appointment with a counselor at Highland Creek Behavioral Center. At her appointment, she unknowingly signs a release voluntarily committing herself to a 24-hour stay. She eventually realizes she’s trapped after calling the police who see the waiver and realize they can’t do anything for her. Eventually she’s trapped for another 7 days and maybe her stalker is there too? Nah. That can’t be. Hah, stuff o’ nightmares. Watch the film here, or here, and then join us here to talk about it.