Closer to Resolution in its jumble than Spring's rich n' tender emotion, The Endless is much more thematically layered and philosophical than either, yet creates a bridle with its idea overload, not quite cohering into a satisfying whole. It's more a film of ambition, but it also is largely hit-and-miss in drama, murky in emotion, and not as engaging outside of its metaphors about spirituality, religion, and atheism.
With more estrangement than any astute twist, the film becomes linked to “Resolution” when the action is taken to the woods. Still, its turnarounds were more like dumbly existential and painfully dragging than anything else. (2.5 stars)
These cult films always have preposterously uninteresting character; they speak the same four lines of dialogue ad inifinitum. Not that I have a world of experience, but I'm guessing cultists are fairly unique conversationalists.
Malgré un scénario lourdement tarabiscoté et des pans entiers de l'intrigue laissés dans le mystère d'un ésotérisme passe-partout, on reste tout de même séduit par l'émergence de quelques notions fantasmagorique comme l'éternel retour, l'inévitable répétition des cycles, la bilocation et son double, la suicidaire régénération, l'immortalité itérative, les boucles spatio-temporelles... www.cinefiches.com