Highly Suspect Review: Self/Less | One of Us

Highly Suspect Reviews: Self/Less

6 Submitted by on Fri, 10 July 2015, 09:59

What would you do if you were old, powerful, rich and could take your consciousness out of your frail and dying frame and put it into that of young man’s body? I think it’s a no-brainer that’d be a big seller. Such is the premise of Tarsem Singh’s latest film where Ben Kingsley gets his mind transferred into Ryan Reynolds body…supposedly a vat-grown, never was human thingee. But of course, that would make for a boring movie. Chris, Richard and Elliot don’t agree at all on this one so listen up.


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Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.