In the near future, a detective investigates a woman without a data presence. Minimalist thriller typical of its director’s concerns with surveillance. Well-designed, and with plenty of good stuff along the way, but maybe a touch too austere, falling between arthouse and genre piece.
Infinity Chamber [AKA Somnio] (2016, dir. Travis Molloy)
A man wakes up in a high-tech cell, with only a voice-enabled robot camera for company. Neat one-room SF thriller with shades of Moon, Cube and 2001: A Space Odyssey. As ever, the puzzle is the thing; this just about earns its resolution.
Drone (2017, dir. Jason Bourque)
A bereaved father vows to get revenge on the drone operator who killed his family. Flawed (too soapy in places) but nevertheless interesting drama about the moralities of surveillance, drone usage, and private military contracting. Strong performances throughout.