Our House (2018)

Our House
Director: Anthony Scott Burns
Writer: Nathan Parker
Based on: Phasma Ex Machina (2010)
Cast: John Ralston, Thomas Mann, Percy Hynes White, Lucius Hoyos, Allison Hossack, Kate Moyer, Nicola Peltz, Marcia Bennett, Robert B. Kennedy
Part of: /slash Filmfestival
Seen on: 25.9.2018

Ethan (Thomas Mann) is a college student with a passion project: ELI is supposed to bring wireless electricity to the world. Focusing on this project, together with his girlfriend Hannah (Nicola Peltz), is the most important thing for him. That is until his parents (John Ralston, Allison Hossack) are both killed in a car accident. Ethan moves back home to take care of his siblings Matt (Percy Hynes White) and Becca (Kate Moyer). When he can, he still works on his machine. He soon notices that ELI may not bring wireless electricity, but it’s certainly bringing something to their house. Or someone. Ehtan is convinced that he has found a way to communicate with his parents and he throws himself even more deeply into the project.

Our House doesn’t reinvent the genre, but it’s a well-executed genre film that delivers exactly what you expect from it. It’s very enjoyable, albeit not great.

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Moon (2009)

Moon is Duncan Jones‘ first feature film and stars Sam Rockwell and the voice of Kevin Spacey.

Sam (Sam Rockwell) is an astronaut working on the moon space station by corporation Lunar Industries. They harvest helium-3 there as an alternate power source. He has a three year contract and for these three years, he’s completely alone on the space station, except for talking computer GERTY. Now his time on the moon is coming to an end but it seems that Sam is slowly going crazy.

Moon really blew my mind. While the plot twist didn’t surprise me, I didn’t care about that because it was strong enough without the surprise part. It was beautifully shot and perfectly acted by Sam Rockwell. The soundtrack was a perfect fit (well, it is by Clint Mansell after all). *gush* 

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