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Sunday Cinema: Ink (2009)

As the light fades and the city goes to sleep, two forces emerge. They are invisible except for the power they exert over us in our sleep, battling for our souls through dreams. One force delivers hope and strength through good dreams; the other infuses the subconscious with desperation through nightmares. John (Chris Kelly) and Emma (Quinn Hunchar), Father and Daughter are wrenched into this fantastical dream world battle, forced to fight for John’s soul and to save Emma from an eternal nightmare. Separate in their journey, they encounter unusual characters that exist only in their subconscious. Or do they? Ink is a high-concept visual thriller that weaves seamlessly between the conscious and the subconscious. Ink has been hailed as the new “it” movie and compared to cult classics Brazil, Donnie Darko, The Matrix, Dark City and Pan’s Labyrinth.

Note: NSFW

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1 Comment on Sunday Cinema: Ink (2009)

  1. yes, this movie is high concept with occasionally beautiful (though repetitive) cinematography and weaves the different worlds very nicely but it’s also atrociously acted and haphazardly directed and edited. when the budget is low, freeze-framing in an action sequence does one no favors. might have also been good to have slightly fewer and thus hopefully slightly more talented actors, particularly in the case of Chris Kelly.

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