Have you seen 'Mindwalk'? That 1990 film starred Sam Waterston, John Heard, and Liv Ullman. Well, that film was very low-tech and somewhat confusing as well. I can't say if this film is better, though it's just different enough to be fresh. But this one is at once more detailed and more abstract. My pet name for this film is 'Mindf**k'. Everything was going so smoothly until the laser pointer. Now I have a **ADAC**.
At times it really manages to slip under your skin and into your brain. It's like the movie itself is talking to /you/ – popped out of the blue just for you. Like the Archivist you start collecting hints, perfectly conscious that you're entering a labyrinth. But in the end it all feels disconnected: the labyrinth was just an illusion trick, and the magic vanishes. I thought there was more. Still it's worth the ride.
Strangeness for the sake of strangeness does not always work. Here it does. At times laugh out loud funny. At times head scratch inducing. At times something you will end up thinking about for sometime after. There are threads here I would love to follow further regardless of where they might take me.
"Look, professor, don't flunk me, I mean when I signed up for Intro Philosophy maybe I didn't realize my mind was already pretty expanded? like I've missed the past couple five weeks because I should be in a more advanced class? Hey I mean my dad lent me a Borges book when I was in high school & I even understood some of it! You gotta pass me or my pops won't let me & my boys rent a van this summer for Burning Man."
Like a cross between, I dunno... Schizopolis, A Walk Through H, Pi, The Crying of Lot 49, Kafka, Borges, my shitty, bureaucratic desk job, and my sense of my existence these days. Well done! Set itself up to be nothing less than a Clever Philosophical Movie and, whaddya know? Kinda nailed it. Enjoyed this a lot. 4.5
This film handles meta cognizance in a way that is unparalleled by any other film. It explains human thought and the crisis of being so perfectly, so acutely in a way that is both comprehendible and relatable to every day life. The interwoven narratives each find their match and give a great aha moment. The film pays the viewer massive dividends to follow and remain invested in each touch. Each word added something.
Directed by Daniel Cockburn, You Are Here is a drama that explores the lives of different strangers whose lives are seemingly unrelated. It follows a main story while the others follow a narrative told by a narrator. It is a philosophical insight as to what people do and why they decide to do so. The film is well executed and keeps the audience engaged with its plot.
You Are Here is an interesting film that puts a unique perspective into the minds of the audience. With it’s cinematic shots and captivating plot, it is hard to lose interest while watching this film. My only complaint about this film would be the confusion effect it had on me during some scenes where I am lost;however, the movie does explain itself later. Given that this film can be confusion, I still recommend it.