Lapsis (2020) Movie Review

Lapsis – Thoughtful Sci-fi Drama

 

Director: Noah Hutton

Writer: Noah Hutton (Screenplay)

Starring: Dean Imperial, Madeline Wise, Babe Howard, Ivory Aquino, Dora Madison

Plot: Struggling to support himself and his ailing younger brother, delivery man Ray takes a strange job in a strange new realm of the gig economy.

Runtime: 1 Hour 48 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Lapsis starts as Ray (Imperial) who has been working as a delivery man to help fund his younger brother’s treatment, he gets offered up a new job in gig economy, as a cabler, walking to lay cables around the woodland area.

As Ray starts to learn about this new job, he starts to meet the other cablers and starts to pick up the more difficult roles, ones which pay better to make sure he can support his brother, before learning the truth about the job he has taken.

Thoughts on Lapsis

Characters & Performances – Ray is a delivery man that has worked to help support his younger brother through his sickness, he takes a new job as a cabler, which will see him head out to the woodland to walk and lay cable, needing to stay ahead of a robotic cabler to earn his money. As he learns about the job, he will find out just how competitive this world is and how disgruntled the employees are towards a former cabler. Dean Imperial is great in this leading role showing us just how out of place he feels during the job, learning and feeling isolated from the rest of the team. Anna is one of the women that helps Ray on his first day with the role, she will guide him but push him to expose the truth, while showing him a few tricks of the trade. We do meet other cablers that are not as welcoming to the new guy with the code name he has been assigned.

StoryThe story here follows a delivery man that takes a new role working as a cabler, a job which will have be rewards if the job is done correctly, but as he continues the job, he starts to learn about the reality of what is going on with this new role and just how much needs to change. This is a unique story that does show how big cooperate groups have started to push their employees too much, showing how they could look to replace them with robots if it will make them more money. It does feel like we could be walking into a bigger conspiracy like event going on too, which does play into the strange feeling about what we are going through. This is a completely engaging story that will make you want to see just what happens next.

ThemesLapsis is a sci-fi thriller that will look at the changing technology coming into the world, showing the slow increase coming from just what is happening on the journey Ray is on, which will keep us through the woodland area looking to increase the computer technology needed in the open world.

Signature Entertainment presents Lapsis on Digital Platforms 5th July

Final Thoughts Lapsis is a fascinating movie that will keep us guessing to what will happen next, through the bigger expose of big companies looking to push their employees.

Bloodthirsty – Release News

Signature Entertainment presents Bloodthirsty on Digital Platforms & DVD 30th August 

Synopsis: Ambition can be killer. When an offer to record with one of the greatest music producers of all time comes along, singer Grey can’t refuse but her new mentor isn’t all that he first appears to be. Moving cross country to record her new album in a remote location, Grey begins to realise there’s a beastly secret lurking within her new home. Will her own humanity be the price for fame and how much blood will be shed to secure a hit? Featuring performances from Lauren BeattyGreg Bryk (Saw V) and Michael Ironside (Starship TroopersBloodthirsty was written by Wendy Hill-Tout and Lowell. Directed by Amelia Moses.

Deed of Death – Release News

Signature Entertainment presents Deed of Death on Digital Platforms 23rd August 

Synopsis: When a brother falls in with the wrong crowd and gambles his family’s land away, it’s up to his siblings to save the day. Descending into a world of underground street races and illegal street fights, this family must fight tooth and nail to win back what they’ve lost and bring their brother home. Prepare for all out martial arts action in The Deed of Death. Directed by Areel Abu Bakar, written by Hafiz Derani and starring NamronKhoharullah Majid and Feiyna Tajudin

Nuclear (2019) Movie Review

Director: Catherine Linstrum

Writer: Catherine Linstrum, David-John Newman (Screenplay)

Starring: Emilia Jones, Sienna Guillory, Oliver Coopersmith, George MacKay, Noriko Sakura

Plot: Following an act of violence committed by her own brother, Emma escapes with her mother to wild, open country, where they find refuge in an isolated retreat in the shadow of a nuclear power station.

Runtime: 1 Hour 32 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Nuclear starts when Emma (Jones) helps her mother (Guillory) after she is assaulted by her brother (Coopersmith), taking the two on the run. As Emma looks to explore the area that they have found themselves in, she meets a Boy (MacKay) who offers her friendship in her time of need.

As Emma starts to learn the truth about what has happened, she finds herself needing to discover the darkness from her past, which could continue to rip the family apart.

Thoughts on Nuclear

Characters & Performances – Emma is the teenager that has gone on the run with her mother after an assault of her mother, she is hiding from her brother, while trying to discover herself, only to be bought back into the terror of the abusive family she was raised in. Emilia Jones is wonderful in this leading role, showing us just how conflicted the teenager is. When we look at the other characters, they don’t get real names, just figures in her life, Mother who she is trying to rescue, Brother who she is trying to hide from and Boy who will give her guidance in her time of need. The performances in this film are great by everyone, who has their own mystery about them.

StoryThe story here follows a teenage girl that goes on the run with her mother after an incident involving her brother, which will see her needing to understand what has happened to finally escape the years of abuse she has been living through. This is a powerful drama that will give us plenty to think about as we wait to see where everything will go next for Emma, just what is real or not for her and showing us just how difficult escaping trauma can be. It is given a deliberate slow pace, to help us believe how calm she is with the world she is in, despite always looking over her shoulder in fear. Leaving us with wonderful story telling.

Final Thoughts Nuclear is a powerful drama that will hit hard in all the important moments.