Friday Flicks 6-22-12

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A Weekly Educated Movie Recommendation by Shaun Smith

I think I may have finally found a movie to recommend that literally nobody that I know has either seen or heard about, and the kicker is it was made by an Oscar winning director.

Strange Days was released in 1995 to a moderate critical response and was directed by Kathryn Bigelow (the Oscar winning director I mentioned for her 2008 film The Hurt Locker).

This somewhat-futuristic sci-fi thriller takes place in Los Angeles during late December of 1999, just before the dawning of the new millennium.

In keeping with last week’s article, the film stars Ralph Fiennes as an ex-cop turned black market street dealer named Lenny Nero.

While within the black market, Nero deals what are called SQUID recordings.

SQUIDs, or Superconducting Quantum Interference Device, are devices that records memories and feelings straight from the wearer’s cerebral cortex.


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