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“Prisoner X” (2017): A Richly Satisfying Examination of the Paranoia of Time-Travel

Many Sci-fi spectacles trade ambition for science when handling time travel in film. It is easy to get caught up in the head spinning paradoxical nonsense the genre can often and easily fall victim to. Director Gaurav Seth keeps the fantastical in check with a focused examination of the concepts of time travel and the […]

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Trailer for Time-Travelling Terrorist “Prisoner X”

It is the CIA versus time-travelling terrorists in Prisoner X, the new science fiction thriller from writer/director Gaurav Seth.  The film stars Michelle Nolden (The Time Traveler’s Wife (2009)),  Romano Orzari (the Taken television series (2017)), Damon Runyan (Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001)) and Julian Richings (Orphan Black (2014)).  Prisoner X is available now from RLJ Entertainment on Digital, VOD, […]

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“Donnie Darko” (2001): Enigmatic & Slyly Funny Existential Classic

When it comes down to it, life and death can be quite funny, enigmatic, and hard to classify. The same can be said for writer/director Richard Kelly’s existential comedy, mystery, science fiction thriller Donnie Darko (2001). A teenage boy begins having disturbing visions, including ones of a six-foot skull-faced rabbit that tells him that the […]