REMINISCENCE MOVIE REVIEW
Hey kids! Do you like “Westworld”? Do you like its novel storytelling approach, it’s tight structure and it’s ability to be both realistic and futuristic at the same time? Then you probably won’t like “Reminiscence”. Then again, maybe you will. If that sounds conflicting, it’s because this noir-ish romantic thriller from “Westworld” creator Lisa Joy (that’s also set in the near future) is itself a conflicting exercise. Hugh Jackman stars as Nick, the owner of a business that lets people relive specific memories through sessions in a water tank. When one of his clients (an intriguing Rebecca Ferguson) steals his heart before disappearing, his quest to find her leads him down a trail that includes drugs and corruption. Listen as Frank, Jordan and Santiago delve into why this movie’s stumbling nature makes it ultimately not work, but why each of them would love to watch it again.
DIRECTED BY: Lisa Joy
STARRING: Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Ferguson, Thandiwe Newton, Cliff Curtis, Marina de Tavira, Daniel Wu, Mojean Aria, Brett Cullen, Natalie Martinez, Angela Sarafyan, Javier Molina, Sam Medina, Norio Nishimura, Roxton Garcia, Nico Parker
Frank Calvillo (Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad)
Born and raised in South Texas, Frank currently lives in Austin and has been in love with movies ever since his father showed him some Three Stooges shorts when he was five years old. Today he loves all kinds of film, regardless of era, country, budget or genre. He believes every film has an audience and is at least one person’s favorite movie. After writing for Sight & Sound and Slackerwood, he now writes for Cinapse where his increasingly random taste in all flavors of cinema (from Rashomon to Mars Attacks!) continues to thrive. His ultimate goal is to write a script for his boyhood crush, Michelle Pfeiffer.
Jordan Cobb (Screener Squad)
Born with a comic book in one hand, a camera in the other, and in front of the television as WrestleMania played out, Jordan Worth Cobb was thus birthed into this crazy world. A Digital Filmmaking major from the University of Central Arkansas, Jordan has done it all in film from directing, writing, editing, and producing in addition to skills involved in film and TV criticism, journalism, and years of podcasting experience. On any given day, her ADHD riddled brain bounces focus from film to pro wrestling to TV to superheroes to noir to video games to espionage and yes, even to sports. She played little league you know. For more of this eccentric nerd, you can follow her on Twitter here and read her original writings on Deepest Corners of My Notebook.
Santiago Ramos (Screener Squad)
Santiago is a young film watcher from South Texas, currently living in Austin. When he’s not getting raw inspiration piped into his brain with all form of art, movies, and books you can find him attempting to understand the wide world of synthesizers. The rest of his mind is crammed with craft hops and resin but he assures you that it makes for good conversation.
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