Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Former lovers restart their relationship in reverse after mutual memory erase through shady brain firm.
Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead,
Mystery video tape sends brothers back to childhood cult or commune under the spell of strange physics.
Sam Rockwell battles severe loneliness and weak communications during solo mining mission on the Moon.
Semi-depressed personal-card-as-a-service hipster Joaquin Phoenix falls in love with operating system entity.
Gifted engineer invited by wealthy wizard executive to Turing test humanoid AI at forest tech monastery.
Bureaucrat assigned relocation of alien outcasts from Johannesburg ghetto in smart xenophobia allegory.
Strange substance travels through larvae, orchids, pigs and people in poetic weave by the director of Primer.
Breakdown of spacetime and personal relations after serendipitous revelation in one of the most mind-bending movies ever.
Sorry to Bother You
Race relations and workplace politics in dark comedy on the logical conclusions of scientific corporatocracy.
Natural born swimmer assumes stealth genotype in hope of going to space in brave new world of eugenics.
Peeping tom becomes own pawn when trapped in cycle of events at high-tech skunkworks lab up the hill.
Under the Skin
Clever usage of hidden cameras as humanly disguised alien seductress picks up men around streets of Scotland.
Zander Weaver and Elliot Weaver,
Three astro-nuts with frictional past camp out in car on observatory all-nighter listening for strange space signals.
Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead,
Young American adrift in southern Italy ends up in primordial romance with secretive lady of fine lineage.
Open Your Eyes
Young man car-crashed into facial disfigurement by manic ex-lover ends up in dreamlike state of altered reality in levels.
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.
One man’s gory pursuit of mastermind behind sensational snuff broadcast that turns out to be neurolinguistic programming.
Newfound lovers/strangers in desolation wander about on amnesic repeat caused by mysterious global disease.
Captured spirits and soul-searching in Saint Petersburg as Paul Giamatti plays himself on the verge of total theatrical uninspiration.
Biotech body horror in a future of increasingly immersive virtual reality where gamers versus realists battle it out.
The Man from Earth
Professor claims to be ancient at impromptu farewell gathering with cross-disciplinary group of colleagues and disciples.
Scientist trips down unreliable memory lane of alleged murderer through mind extraction machinery of own invention.
Mathematicians make computational complexity breakthrough in π-fi chamber play on the ethics of scientific progress.
Struggling author rids writer’s block with pilot nootropics and advances into finance while watched by the wrong people.
Rania Attieh and Daniel Garcia,
Fleeting fragments from two Helens of Troy at odds with loss in modern mythology of meteors and motherhood.
The Quiet Earth
Energy science lab rat tries to trump despair and seek explanations after awakening to a world devoid of people.
Drone strike surviving village teen hacker meets memory author in Tijuana when looking for fortune in telerobotics.
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
Collapsing and newfound relations in apocalyptic road movie about earth on the brink of destruction due to asteroid Matilda.
Ex-engineer science writer spends week at solitary lab for interviews with prodigal inventor and the AI creation Adam.
Surreal erotic encounters as one conscious test subject travels mind of comatose other under not-so-controlled conditions.
Prosperous property developer attempts escape from elderness through supposedly safe mind uploading to younger body.