Moon

[Screenshot]Oh, my. Moon is an extraordinary, moody, and breathtakingly beautiful work of sci-fi, and quite possibly the best offering of the genre in several decades. It wears on its sleeves a tonal, structural, and aesthetic similarity to 2001 and Solaris, but I’d say (heretically, I’m sure) that it’s better than them, because it actually makes sense. For the few people who read this and haven’t seen it, I’m reluctant to spoil the plot, but it suffices to say that there are very few characters and that every single one of the actors (including, yes, the disembodied voice of Kevin Spacey) does an excellent job. There is a strong sense of near-future reality and moody universality to this story: we may not all be miners on the moon, but we all feel isolated or sympathetic or expendable or neglected sometimes.

See also: IMDB, Wikipedia.

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I'm a mathematics professor at the University of Louisville, and a geek.

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