Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Former lovers restart their relationship in reverse after mutual memory erase through shady brain firm.
Semi-depressed personal-card-as-a-service hipster Joaquin Phoenix falls in love with operating system entity.
Sam Rockwell battles severe loneliness and weak communications during solo mining mission on the Moon.
Gifted engineer invited by wealthy wizard executive to Turing test humanoid AI at forest tech monastery.
Strange substance travels through larvae, orchids, pigs and people in poetic weave by the director of Primer.
Bureaucrat assigned relocation of alien outcasts from Johannesburg ghetto in smart xenophobia allegory.
Breakdown of spacetime and personal relations after serendipitous revelation in one of the most mind-bending movies ever.
Natural born swimmer assumes stealth genotype in hope of going to space in brave new world of eugenics.
Open Your Eyes
Young man car-crashed into facial disfigurement by manic ex-lover ends up in dreamlike state of altered reality in levels.
Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead,
Young American adrift in southern Italy ends up in primordial romance with secretive lady of fine lineage.
One man’s gory pursuit of mastermind behind sensational snuff broadcast that turns out to be neurolinguistic programming.
Widower’s solitude interrupted by woman looking for lost suicide pact partner during Earth’s last few hours.
Boys become experiment in wake of unknown sickness in strange seaside village inhabited solely by women.
Newfound lovers/strangers in desolation wander about on amnesic repeat caused by mysterious global disease.
The Man from Earth
Professor claims to be ancient at impromptu farewell gathering with cross-disciplinary group of colleagues and disciples.
Peeping tom becomes own pawn when trapped in cycle of events at high-tech skunkworks lab up the hill.
Mathematicians make computational complexity breakthrough in π-fi chamber play on the ethics of scientific progress.
Scientist trips down unreliable memory lane of alleged murderer through mind extraction machinery of own invention.
Under the Skin
Clever usage of hidden cameras as humanly disguised alien seductress picks up men around streets of Scotland.
Biotech body horror in a future of increasingly immersive virtual reality where gamers versus realists battle it out.
Rania Attieh and Daniel Garcia,
Fleeting fragments from two Helens of Troy at odds with loss in modern mythology of meteors and motherhood.
Struggling author rids writer’s block with pilot nootropics and advances into finance while watched by the wrong people.
High schoolers take largely different paths coming to terms with newfound superpowers from enigmatic object.
Prosperous property developer attempts escape from elderness through supposedly safe mind uploading to younger body.
The Quiet Earth
Energy science lab rat tries to trump despair and seek explanations after awakening to a world devoid of people.
Surreal erotic encounters as one conscious test subject travels mind of comatose other under not-so-controlled conditions.
Ex-engineer science writer spends week at solitary lab for interviews with prodigal inventor and the AI creation Adam.