THiNC. Movie Spotlight #46 – Still surprises me that mid-pandemic, humanity has continued to pump out movie after movie of really interesting topic and insights. Today we have a movie about a class-warfare-based dinner (???) that might make New Order look tame. A historical comedy on the life and times of Catherine the Great (???). A Multiverse Entanglement Primer wannabe. And a dystopian fight against an authoritarian state that isn’t 100% based on the news (???). And all of them are definitively THiNC. worthy. If not, let me know, and we’ll pull them from the list. Spotlight is just a list of indie movies that we are watching really closely, but haven’t necessarily seen yet. Fair enough? This week, my favorites? The Feast was just unbelievable. I really enjoyed it thoroughly.
The Feast – November 19th at http://www.thefeast.movie/
This one might be a touch too political, and too violent, and too too… if you know what I mean, to lead with. But I’m leading with it anyway, because woah… this one looks crazy. Basically on par with New Order – if you watched that, I’m guessing you know where this one is going to go. “An affluent family gathers at their lavish home in the Welsh mountains for a dinner party, hosting a local businessman and neighboring farmer to broker a business deal to mine the surrounding countryside. When a mysterious young woman arrives to be the family’s waitress for the evening, they find their beliefs and values challenged, as her quiet, yet disturbing, presence begins to unravel their lives – slowly, deliberately, and with the most terrifying of consequences.”
If you dance the historian two-step, and really love anything period, I am thinking Hulu’s season 1 of The Great might just be for you. And guess what, you arrived just in time for season 2 to dazzle you as well. “A genre-bending, anti-historical ride through 18th-century Russia following the wildly comedic rise of Catherine the Nothing to Catherine the Great.” Wait, wildly comedic?
First, I’m loving the look of this multiverse, Primer sort-of feeling coming here from this movie. Duplicate individuals, duplicated realities, all looks tasty tasty from a THiNC. Venn diagram standpoint. But I can’t figure out, for the life of me, what this movie is even called! I think its formal, official title, is Multiverse? But it’s ACTUAL name now might be Entangled? What better way to appropriately screw up your marketing, than to have the marketing team from a different, and entangled universe, do it for you? hahaha. Summary: “Four brilliant university students are forced to confront themselves in terrifying ways when their Quantum Physics experiment leads to an entangled parallel existence that leaves them questioning who they are and what is real.”
A mother joins an underground band of vigilantes to try to rescue her daughter from a state-run institution. I’m hearing it’s decent. But it might also be fairly run of the mill, can’t tell yet for this one. Let me know if you watch it, and what you think of it.
Edited by: CY
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