Do you like thrillers that made you read Reddit theories about their ending? I have a simple request.

Stop scrolling to whatever streaming service you’ve watched, sign in to it Basic video and watch the low – budget sci – fi film from 2013 Coherence ASAP – it’s free for subscribers, right now. I know. I just watched it … for the fourth time.

The initial premise for Coherence is quite simple. Several friends meet for dinner the same night when a mysterious comet has to fly overhead. It starts like many indie movies, with a problematic love story, tension between exes and witty jokes.

Then the power stops. It’s getting weird. Act two.

Unexplained events occur as the ensemble of characters struggles to regain strength. Nothing is as it seemed. Some are beginning to doubt where they are, others are more concerned WHO they are. This is not a movie about the tales of longtime friends. This is a tale for those who come face to face with the horrifying truth about their reality.


Laboratories for oscilloscopes

If I share anything more, I would risk huge spoilers for the shocking revelations revealed during the film. However, I can assure you that the confusion on the screen is strong enough to force you to question your own sanity.

I’m just slightly exaggerating.

The next hour or so overflows with plot twists that could rival those of Shutter Island in 2010. The film also expertly hints at scientific – and rather philosophical – concepts that may have passed through the mind of the late Stephen Hawking. .

Coherence combines the social, personal, and existential consequences that would arise from a complex theory of space and time with a heartbreaking mystery. Spotted with red herring, Easter eggs and a few ambiguities, Coherence is perhaps one of the most mind-boggling science fiction movies I’ve seen.

And believe me, I’ve been reviewing a few sci-fi IMDB lists, watching them diligently in order.

Maybe I can sell you the fact that Coherence, which sometimes borders on horror, was made on a meager budget of just $ 50,000 and was shot in just five days. For context, Alfonso Cuarón’s 2013 film Gravity was made for $ 100 million.

I recently watched excessively low-budget science fiction films because I found that what these films lack in the theater, they make up for in history. Congratulations on Operation Avalanche (2016), Another Land (2011) and Primer (2004).

However, Coherence was the film that started my journey.

Interstellar may have offered the striking image of a giant, iconic wave that almost destroyed the main characters to the tune of Hans Zimmer. The Martian probably stole your heart with his stunning image of waterless Mars in a blanket of fog. And “Arrival” may be the first time you’ve cried for a shadowy alien that makes some ink-looking sign language.

But Coherence elegantly tells the story of a group of friends struggling with reality, navigating the frightening turns that reality can take – without the help of CGI, only from one place and only with the sounds of the actors’ voices.

Director James Ward Burkitt even decided to abandon the script for the quietly experimental film. “Every day, instead of receiving a script, actors will receive a page with notes about their individual character, whether it’s background or information about their motivation,” he said. he said IndieWire.

As the actors were left in the dark about how the story unfolded, every stress and bewilderment in their performances is authentic. The chaotic mess in the film was in fact happening during the filming of the film.

Coherence will make you guess with the actors, cause sound sighs and make you feel a bit like a science fiction spy. Hours after the loan expires, you may experience chills, as previously neglected clues and nuances are slowly flooding you.

In fact, I just shivered at the thought of this scene. You will know which one.

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