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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Michel Gondry,

Former lovers restart their relationship in reverse after mutual memory erase through shady brain firm.

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The Endless
Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead,

Mystery video tape sends brothers back to childhood cult or commune under the spell of strange physics.

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Duncan Jones,

Sam Rockwell battles severe loneliness and weak communications during solo mining mission on the Moon.

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James Ward Byrkit,

Leaps of labyrinthine logic when already awkward dinner party enters entangled quantum state due to passing comet.

Her Cover Image

Spike Jonze,

Semi-depressed personal-card-as-a-service hipster Joaquin Phoenix falls in love with operating system entity.

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Ex Machina
Alex Garland,

Gifted engineer invited by wealthy wizard executive to Turing test humanoid AI at forest tech monastery.

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District 9
Neill Blomkamp,

Bureaucrat assigned relocation of alien outcasts from Johannesburg ghetto in smart xenophobia allegory.

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Donnie Darko

Richard Kelly,

Troubled teenager faces fate and flying jet engines and converses apocalyptic rabbit on the philosophy of time travel.

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Upstream Color
Shane Carruth,

Strange substance travels through larvae, orchids, pigs and people in poetic weave by the director of Primer.

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Shane Carruth,

Breakdown of spacetime and personal relations after serendipitous revelation in one of the most mind-bending movies ever.

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Michael and Peter Spierig,

Ethan Hawke as bartending time traveler setting lives in motion while on final duty to track down elusive bomber.

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Sorry to Bother You
Boots Riley,

Race relations and workplace politics in dark comedy on the logical conclusions of scientific corporatocracy.

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Andrew Niccol,

Natural born swimmer assumes stealth genotype in hope of going to space in brave new world of eugenics.

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Europa Report

Sebastián Cordero,

Intimate space ship interiors from found footage of manned mission to Jupiter’s moons in search for extra-terrestrial life.

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Lars von Trier,

Spectacular cinematography of worn out Kirsten Dunst with doubts during own wedding as looming rogue planet nears Earth.

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Nacho Vigalondo,

Peeping tom becomes own pawn when trapped in cycle of events at high-tech skunkworks lab up the hill.

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Under the Skin

Jonathan Glazer,

Clever usage of hidden cameras as humanly disguised alien seductress picks up men around streets of Scotland.

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Zander Weaver and Elliot Weaver,

Three astro-nuts with frictional past camp out in car on observatory all-nighter listening for strange space signals.

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Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead,

Young American adrift in southern Italy ends up in primordial romance with secretive lady of fine lineage.

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Open Your Eyes

Alejandro Amenábar,

Young man car-crashed into facial disfigurement by manic ex-lover ends up in dreamlike state of altered reality in levels.

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Last Night

Don McKellar,

Widower’s solitude interrupted by woman looking for lost suicide pact partner during Earth’s last few hours.

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Carylanna Taylor and Jacob Akira Okada,

Newlyweds in fertility trouble seek aid of enthusiastic geneticist to solve DNA-driven bloodline mystery.

The Congress Cover Image

The Congress

Ari Folman,

Multi-level metafilm/acid trip on society’s escalation of escapism, based on “The Futurological Congress” by Stanisław Lem.

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Jennifer Phang,

Single mother in a future of super-children and rapidly diminishing job count explores the prospects of body sacrifice.

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Lucile Hadžihalilović,

Boys become experiment in wake of unknown sickness in strange seaside village inhabited solely by women.

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David Cronenberg,

One man’s gory pursuit of mastermind behind sensational snuff broadcast that turns out to be neurolinguistic programming.

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The Sticky Fingers of Time

Hilary Brougher,

Pulp author covering hydrogen bomb test in the 1950’s gains time travel capabilities and meets present day spawn.

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Darren Paul Fisher,

Metaphysical love story and fate versus free will struggle in class society determined by frequencies.

Another Earth Cover Image

Another Earth

Mike Cahill,

Astronomer distracted by duplicate Earth encounter causes tragedy and misses MIT in favor of cleaning up aftermath.

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Claire Carré,

Newfound lovers/strangers in desolation wander about on amnesic repeat caused by mysterious global disease.

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Vincenzo Natali,

Biohacker couple of ambiguous moral fiber in sudden parenthood when illicit gene splicing pet project goes awry.

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Sound of My Voice

Zal Batmanglij,

Covert documentary maker couple infiltrate seclusive sect surrounding charismatic leader claiming to be from the future.

Cold Souls Cover Image

Cold Souls
Sophie Barthes,

Captured spirits and soul-searching in Saint Petersburg as Paul Giamatti plays himself on the verge of total theatrical uninspiration.

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David Cronenberg,

Biotech body horror in a future of increasingly immersive virtual reality where gamers versus realists battle it out.

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Starship Troopers

Paul Verhoeven,

Teens sent to wage interstellar war on arachnids in subtle and not-so-subtle satire on fascism and propaganda.

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Strange Days

Kathryn Bigelow,

Ex-cop uncovers plot around hard currency of illegal cortex recordings in unrestful Los Angeles at turn of the millennium.

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I Origins

Mike Cahill,

Eye scientist on crusade against creationism stumbles upon deep discovery and meets mysterious love interest.

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The Man from Earth
Richard Schenkman,

Professor claims to be ancient at impromptu farewell gathering with cross-disciplinary group of colleagues and disciples.

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María Lidón,

Vastly underrated down-to-earth exploration of Mars after pioneer crew crash-lands in crater on limited life support.

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Nir Paniry,

Scientist trips down unreliable memory lane of alleged murderer through mind extraction machinery of own invention.

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Travelling Salesman
Timothy Lanzone,

Mathematicians make computational complexity breakthrough in π-fi chamber play on the ethics of scientific progress.

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The Quiet Hour

Stéphanie Joalland,

Strong sister and blind brother keep up and out in expertly scored story of survival after alien invasion.

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Neil Burger,

Struggling author rids writer’s block with pilot nootropics and advances into finance while watched by the wrong people.

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Never Let Me Go

Mark Romanek,

Trio coming of age at strangely isolated boarding school in alternate history where life extension happened.

A Scanner Darkly Cover Image

A Scanner Darkly
Richard Linklater,

Shapeshifting surveillance agent in undercover drug lord operation becomes addicted to Substance D in Philip K. Dick story.

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Rania Attieh and Daniel Garcia,

Fleeting fragments from two Helens of Troy at odds with loss in modern mythology of meteors and motherhood.

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The Quiet Earth

Geoff Murphy,

Energy science lab rat tries to trump despair and seek explanations after awakening to a world devoid of people.

Little Joe Cover Image

Little Joe

Jessica Hausner,

Triffid throwback in plant-based pastel on the symbiotic merits and morals of genetically modified organisms.

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Robot Stories

Greg Pak,

Makers and machine love in four-part anthology on the limits and possibilities of human-robot interaction.

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Vincenzo Natali,

Rational thinking under stress when group of strangers wake up in never-ending cubic deathtrap rigged with math.

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Sleep Dealer
Alex Rivera,

Drone strike surviving village teen hacker meets memory author in Tijuana when looking for fortune in telerobotics.

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Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
Lorene Scafaria,

Collapsing and newfound relations in apocalyptic road movie about earth on the brink of destruction due to asteroid Matilda.

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Matthew Leutwyler,

Ex-engineer science writer spends week at solitary lab for interviews with prodigal inventor and the AI creation Adam.

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Vanishing Waves

Kristina Buožytė,

Surreal erotic encounters as one conscious test subject travels mind of comatose other under not-so-controlled conditions.

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Tarsem Singh,

Prosperous property developer attempts escape from elderness through supposedly safe mind uploading to younger body.