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 – Sound of My Voice. 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 6 – Sound of My Voice
Brit Marling is something of a demi-god. Full stop. Her work on I, Origins, The East, The OA, etc., have made her just a full tilt tsunami in the independent film world. She has been instrumental in the creation of very strong female characters because otherwise, she wouldn’t have parts to play. So a bit of a polymath, an actress, a script writer, a producer, Brit has been instrumental in the development of an entire subgenre of independent film that is worth its own weight in gold. I mean, The OA alone is brilliance. But the original film that introduced me to Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij’s The Sound of My Voice.
The story is cleverly simple. Two investigative journalists join a cult covertly, in order to find out about the claims of their “messiah” figure that may, or may not, have come from the future. The writing sits upon a knife’s edge of arguments both for and against this messiah’s arrival from the future. And the movie keeps you on the edge of your seat long after the credits have rolled and the lights have come up.
The Sound of My Voice is a small film with enormous ideas, and larger implications. It speaks about faith, and belief, and the challenge we should all pose to the stoicism of logic, and science. Which, in truth, is what all of Brit’s movies are about from one angle or another. It’s a good question we should all ponder. How much faith do we have in the things that we can’t see or understand fully. And does belief mean we are immune to science and logic? Anyway, it’s a stunning movie, with a fantastic ending.
Let us know what you think of it out here at my original post about the movie. More importantly, I want to know that yet again, I found you another fantastic little indie movie that you hadn’t heard of.
Edited by: CY
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