For Memento director Christopher Nolan, The Prestige marks a decisive return to form. It’s a film about two magicians, once part of the same act, holding a mutual grudge. Each goes to extraordinary lengths trying to disrupt the other’s career in a story that is, itself, full of illusion and misdirection.
This hard-boiled cop movie inflates with a sense of romantic wonder and possibility.
The Host is a fairly delightful combination -- dysfunctional-family comedy set against a Gojira-style monster movie about mutant Mother Nature run amuck.
In the near-future science fiction world of A Scanner Darkly, narc agents are polymorphous detectives, wearing “scramble suits” that cycle, both visually and aurally, through scores of identity fragments to avoid detection by face-recognition systems.