Starfish

Starfish

DVD - 2019
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With reality fraying at the edges, Aubrey finds herself following a string of mixtapes left by her dead friend. The clues unravel the secrets of a mysterious signal: one that could either save the world--or condemn it.
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Starfish Pictures, LLC, 2019
Copyright Date: ©2018
Branch Call Number: DVD STA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Alternative Title: Star fish

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Kim_H
Dec 02, 2019

A good and somewhat confusing movie about grief and depression.

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BBRUTTIG
Nov 14, 2019

A sci-fi movie

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capitalcity
Nov 04, 2019

A film that invokes slipping the moorings to reality, and voyaging into a hallucinatory dreamscape as a form of involuntary mental therapy. The resultant experience is so singular and personal that it has no predictive or preceptive component for the viewer to uptake. Starfish comes across as a conceitful production, offering little of substance.

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21221018293347
Nov 02, 2019

Too disjointed for me. It took more concentration than I was willing to give.

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MrWaturi
Sep 05, 2019

*spoilers* Show, don't tell. If you borrow this film expecting a straightforward "woman in apocalypse, plus monsters!", you might be one of the IMDB folk giving this a 1 or 2 out of 10. This movie is a metaphor for the stages of grief, while also dealing with the ability to forgive one's own mistakes. Plus monsters! The first section is fairly straightforward albeit done at a meditative pace with minimal dialogue, with the main character back in town to mourn her best friend's death. The movie then shifts overnight, as she wakes to a deserted town, bloody handprints on windows, and monsters stalking the streets. Once I stopped expecting a standard plot, the things that were bugging me (the hollowgast/Death Note monster is never really a threat and appears/disappears randomly, the fetch quest cassettes, the walkie-talkie contact parsing out information, the meta film scene) stopped bugging me. The world has changed for her (her best friend's death = monsters invading) and she has to come to accept it and move forward. Have ended up thinking about this film a lot after viewing, which is a welcome result. One amazing gigantic monster, too. The director thanks Gareth Edwards ("Monsters") in the credits, which explains why the monster seems familiar. The film also includes The Notwist on its soundtrack, for good taste bonus points.

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