A Scanner Darkly
another linklater philosophy film. this one’s based upon a philip k. dick book. i found myself falling asleep and mostly uninspired by the story and philosophy thereof. it uses the same animation style (rotoscoping) that was used in waking life, only to lesser effect and without some of the more expressionistic flourishes that that film had. this style, by the way, was best employed for the beastie boys’ music video “shadrach” in 1989, though it’s been used in other films like snow white and fire & ice. not a very good script with a message that didn’t resonate with me at all. watch waking life and slacker before you touch this one.