The Tangle (2019) Movie Review

The Tangle – Complex

Director: Christopher Soren Kelly

Writer: Christopher Soren Kelly (Screenplay)

Starring: Christopher Soren Kelly, Joshua Bitton, Jessica Graham, Nicole da Silva, Anil Kumar, Mary Jane Wells, Bel Delia

Plot: A secret government agency watches over the Tangle from within technology safe rooms, locations impermeable to the nanobots that make up the Tangle. Swarms of microdrones fill the air, the water, our very blood. In this world, it is impossible to keep a secret anywhere but in your S.O.L. (Secure OnTangle Line), a quantum encrypted hard drive implanted in your brain.

Runtime: 1 Hour 39 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: The Tangle starts as Carter (Bitton) is being questioned by Edward (Kelly) and Laurel (Graham) about an incident which took place in a location known as the Tangle, a safe place or so people thought.

As the questioning intensifies, Carter must try to convince the agents that he isn’t involved in the murder and even after Francesca (Silva) arrives to make the investigation even more intense, the clues point towards something else, an outcome which would show Carter as innocent.

Thoughts on The Tangle

Characters & Performances – When it comes to the characters, we are mostly dealing with the conversations, describing their actions, with Carter being questioned about an incident, he truly believes he has nothing to do with it and must prove he is innocent of any wrongdoing. Edward and Laurel are playing good cop, bad cop on Carter, looking to learn the truth, they will go to the extremes to make it happen. They have plenty to go through, with their own secrets that will only offer up more questions. Francesca is the higher up that has come to take control of the situation, pushing Carter to new levels for answers, desperate to solve the murder. The four main actors do a great job to keep us engaged through the film, with nearly all the film being dialogue based, which will drive the film even further along.

StoryThe story here follows a mystery murder in a new technology based world known as the Tangle, a place where there shouldn’t have been one, with us getting give the many different potential outcomes to the truth. This is a story that is dialogue heavy, which will keep us engaged as we look to learn about the truth. The story commits to taking us into a new world, one that could give us an endless look at possibilities as to what we could have gone through. This story might well come off like we have too much waiting to happen, but much like Memento we are left to keep guessing.

ThemesThe Tangle is a sci-fi film that creates us world where we end up learning about a new technology that could move communication to a new level. We get to stay in one main location, which is used for the interrogation going on.

 

The Tangle is a complex sci-fi movie that will leave you with plenty of questions, even after a solid murder mystery through the film.

ABC Film Challenge – Favourites – J – Harmony (2018) Movie Review

This is under J because of the lead actress Jessica Falkholt.

Director: Corey Pearson

Writer: Corey Pearson (Screenplay)

Starring: Jessica Falkholt, Jacqueline McKenzie, Eamon Farren, Salvatore Coco, Lewis Fitz-Gerald, Jerome Meyer

Plot: Born with an energetic power to absorb fear from others, a young woman must find love to balance the fears of her own and fight an ever growing storm of negative energy.


Tagline – Discover the secrets, unblock the universe

Runtime: 1 Hour 30 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Harmony starts as we learn about Harmony (Falkholt) who has the ability to take away the pain from people, washing it away, living as an outsider in the world, she keeps to the shadows with only a group of punks led Jimmy (Farren) causing the problems around her. Mason (Meyer) a social awkward young man is looking to fix things from his past, who has a connection to Harmony, finally gives her someone she can touch without feeling the pain somebody is suffering.

With the two lost souls needing to find the truth about their place in the world, each with incredible abilities that will make the world a better place for everyone to live in, despite the evil negative energy in the world.

Thoughts on Harmony

Characters – Harmony is an outsider in the world, but has amazing abilities to take away the pain from people, giving them a reset on their lives, she needs to wash away the paid, which will cause her immense pain and forcing her to want to stay away from people. She tries to help people most in need, which will see her meet Mason who could help her balance the pain. Mason is a social awkward young man that is living in his own pain of what he has caused, he always wants to help people in need, showing a purely kind hearted person in a world filled with pain. He finds himself having a unique connection to Harmony, one that will see him coming out of his comfort zone, willing to risk everything for a stranger he feels like he always knew. Jimmy is the leader of the punks that is always looking to get into trouble, leading him to target Harmony. We get to meet people who know the importance of what Harmony and Mason can bring to the world, as well as the people that could cause more problems to it.

PerformancesJessica Falkholt is great in the leading role of this film, which could have been the start of what could have been a wonderful career, before it was tragically taken away from us. Jerome Meyer brings us such a pure performance which will show all the good in his character, with Eamon Farren brings the darker side to what these powers could bring.

StoryThe story here follows a young woman with incredible abilities to take away the pain from people, bringing them peace to continue their lives, while he ends up meeting a social awkward young man that has a unique connection to her. This is the start of something that was always meant to be bigger, we learn the balance of the world through here, where we learn about the bigger connection within the universe. It is a very interest concept and it is one you would like to dive into the bigger picture, which sadly, it doesn’t look like we ever will get.

Fantasy/RomanceThe fantasy side of this film does come from the idea behind the character’s abilities, while the romance shows how everything could change for the characters.

SettingsThe film uses the big city setting to show us just how people could have secrets you never know about round every corner.


Scene of the Movie – Mason’s driving breakdown.

That Moment That Annoyed Me – The punks feel too generic.

Final Thoughts Harmony is an ambitious movie we could easily see more from, with the interesting world created.