Favorite New Films: Moon

posted by The Joe

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Moon feels like a rarity in the film landscape these days. Sci-fi films that focus on space and how existential and boring it is – like Silent Running, Solaris, and Dark Star – just don’t seem to capture the public interest, but still, this comes along and fits rather nicely into that category.

The plot is kept simple and the pace is kept slow, but it all helps support Sam Rockwell‘s brilliant one-man show of a normal guy in a temp job on the Moon who’s slowly losing his mind. Put together with a stunning visual design, a Clint Mansell score, and an air of mystery, Duncan Jones’ debut feature transforms into the smartest, most impressive sci-fi film in years.

Moon – Trailer

Friday, July 3rd, 2009 at 1:40 pm