UFO (2018)

Finally, an indie movie that isn’t self- conscious or earnest. This one is based on different species united by the universal language of Math rather than humans pitted against each other in wars of inhumane Science. Preachy rants by beleaguered protagonists are so last decade.

Best of all, there’s no theatrical AAACTiiiiing, either. Characters’ personalities, their creative process and its effects on the dynamics of various relationships are consistently realistic. Rather than facing off against a maniacal mastermind, it’s a race against time as a young man’s life- long struggle to be heard and believed culminates in the consequences of a series of choices that affect the fate of humankind.

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