Postcard Review: Another Earth
Dear Another Earth,
It was a great, exhilarating shock to discover that you, Another Earth, are the kind of film for which science fiction has recently been thirsting for. You tell a simple, beautiful and human story with grace and economy, yet do so using components and story aspects that could not be explored in a reality-based film.
Brass tacks storytelling has slowly vanished from many mainstream films, yet you make it look so effortless that one wonders why this should be so. Your director, writers, and actors all coalesce to create a cerebral experience of emotional and intellectual truth that closes on a moment of utter, breathless perfection.
Anyone who appreciates expert storytelling, intelligent writing, powerful acting, and meaningful cinema in general should seek you out with the utmost persistence.
Brian J. Roan