Son of Cain/Fill de Cain, 2013
Have you ever heard of Emperor’s syndrome? It’s when a child acts like a tyrant in the family. However, It is these traits that can be seen in the film’s protagonist, Nico. A 14-year-old teenager with special intelligence and an equally special character. Calculated, cold-blooded, it seems. He can easily win any championship in his main hobby – chess. At the same time absolutely not capable of showing any sincere emotions. The son’s behavior and sadistic tendencies lead to the fact. That the parents decide to enlist the help of a psychologist. But will he have time to figure out what’s wrong with the boy before it’s too late?
Time Patrol/Predestination, 2013
This is one of those movies that makes you want to exclaim, “What the hell is going on here?” The main character, an agent played by Ethan Hawke, works for a mysterious Time Bureau organization. Through time travel, it prevents many crimes. However, the only person they can’t catch is a certain terrorist bomber. During his last operation, the agent suffered injuries that caused him to almost lose his face. Having undergone plastic surgery, he takes up his last case. However, be warned right away that the film may not be for everyone. It’s like a mix of “Inception,” “Island of the Damned,” but a bit underwhelming.
And a little more science fiction, which some film critics are calling one of the best in recent years. “Coherence” is a movie in which the actors are placed in one enclosed space. Which in itself already heats up the atmosphere—there’s nowhere to hide, nowhere to hide. However, the film itself was shot over five evenings in the house of the director. Who wanted to take a picture without a large team, special effects, and a detailed script, relying on improvisational actors? So, on an ordinary evening, In the meantime, cell phone service, the internet, and electricity disappear, and… parallel worlds emerge. And maybe when you go back to your house, at your table, it won’t be yours anymore.