March 11, 2016

Sunshine

I just watched the film Sunshine (2007). It's terrific. Psychological thrillers don't normally interest me – my film tastes are much too simple – but the isolated yet free-floating setting, from which Sunshine derives its intensity, pulls the viewer in. In that sense, I suppose all space films are, at heart, psychological thrillers. Painting an unknown, but familiar, human plot against an unknown, and unimaginable, psychological setting - space - tends to twist the mind somewhat.

Cinematography: feels like an old science fiction film - you feel the models (for spaceships,...) as constructs of a hand rather than objects in an environment. This is done very well and reinforces the film's eery atmosphere (the whole thing feels awfully surreal at times).

I heartily recommend watching it.