I Origins (review)
Michael Pitt plays a biologist who’s researching the eye with lab assistant Brit Marling. His fascination with the subject and love for a woman ultimately lead him to questioning his strictly scientific beliefs. Although there are some philosophical discussions, the script is intelligent (as opposed to intellectual). It’s mysteries slowly unfold with smart plotting and potent performances. Director Mike Cahill (“Another Earth”) tells an enthralling story with intriguing visual style. More than science fiction, this film is intriguingly spiritual, while being completely compelling as a film experience. NOTE: At Criterion Cinema only with no trailers, so don’t be late.
(4.5 / 5)