• Me as a kid: When I'm a teenager I'm going to hang out with friends all of the time and go to parties and date a lot of boys and I'm going to be so popular
  • Me as a teenager: *practices the five movements from The OA alone in my bedroom*

I Origins (2014) - Mike Cahill

5 bullets on this film:

  • This is one of the most beautiful films I’ve ever seen. The story, the details and the characters are so inspiring and deep that I was kind of shocked when the movie was over. Indie movies are the best, man.
  • I really like the contrast and the connection between science and religion, and this movie used this theme very well. I was expecting a boring love story but it ended up messing me up for weeks because I couldn’t stop thinking about it.
  • The cinematography and the soundtrack are amazing.
  • The actors are so beautiful, damn. If you like hot people talking about science and religion, that’s it. Astrid Bergès-Frisbey made me question my life choices.
  • Stop saying that this film is not scientifically accurate because no one cares!!!! The story is good, and that’s it. It’s a movie, not a Stephen Hawking’s theory. And it’s not about religion either, it only ‘explains’ the connection between the ‘spiritual world’ and science. 

“I mean I think movement has been interesting to Zal and I for a long time. I think in the beginning we talked about, a lot about the idea that violence is a uniquely cinematic thing. You can read a violent passage in a novel and it’s intense and visceral, but when you see it on screen, it’s something else entirely in terms of how it shocks your senses, and so I think for us we were interested in exploring what a kind of antidote to that might be. What is something else that’s uniquely cinematic that could come up against that, and for us that was the idea of movement and thinking about making a language of movements and building mythology around that.”