There are some really brilliant young filmmakers out there making cool, mind-bending movies. Whether it be Primer, which is a true headspinner, or The Love Witch - just so smart in ways that you won’t see coming - there are very smart people making very smart indie films. They skirt around any budget constraints and make compelling stories come to life.
In 2012, Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, made Resolution. Five years later, they made The Endless. The movies have a connection - and if you’re planning on watching these — AND YOU SHOULD!! — please watch Resolution first. You’ll be glad you did.
In no way am I going to tell you anything about these movies - no plot synopsis, no spoilers - or even spoiler light. Just please trust me - if you like challenging and entertaining movies done on a low budget, you really can’t do better than these two films. They are definitely connected, but they are two very different films going for two very different feels. Both are, at first, somewhat head-scratching. But if you, like the Cinemondo-ites, salivate over discussing and dissecting movies, these two will give you hours of post-streaming debate. If a filmmaker can give me that, I genuflect in their direction. Benson and Moorhead, who star in The Endless, are the brains behind these films. I eagerly await what comes next from their super creative minds.
I really want to tell you about these films. Ok, so I will. What happens is that….. Eh, I can’t. Just watch and let us know what you think! -this 104 IQ-brain needs some time to bounce back from these warped, but brilliant films. -Mark