Reviewed byfilazafer-167-882100Vote: 9/10
I am a huge fan of Jamin Winan's film "Ink" so I have been waiting for "The Frame" for awhile. After seeing it I wasn't disappointed, even if it doesn't top "Ink." This movie has much better acting and is overall of higher visual quality, but the story is much slower and probably could have benefited from a little more editing.
I do think that Winans is the most original film maker in the game right now. He reminds me of Christopher Nolan and I would love to see what he could do with a blockbuster budget. The main area where his movies fall short is in the acting department. While the main characters are played by good actors, some of the smaller roles are played by people that simply aren't good.
Overall, this movie is completely original and doesn't fit into any category. Even if someone's review gave away the whole story you would have to see it for yourself to understand. This is a movie that is going to mean something different for every person that watches it, but it's not for everyone. Winan's movies are dream-like and some people will prefer a more straight forward story. But, I think the movie is beautiful. Winan's visuals and music are always stellar. I am already looking forward to his next project, whatever that may be.
Reviewed bylj-920-861622Vote: 9/10
I truly enjoyed the creativity of this movie. It was a pleasure to watch.
If you're wondering whether to watch this movie, I would lump it into a more creative, slightly less Hollywood-esque version of other enjoyable mind-bender type movies, like Vanilla Sky, Burn After Reading, The Usual Suspects, etc.
I recommend it. Don't over-analyze the sci fi bits too much, just enjoy the ride.
It's riveting from the first minute. It does drag a bit at the end, but I didn't mind as there was a lot of depth to what the main character was going through and I enjoyed the journey.
The dialogue was refreshingly smart, and, on a side note, the lighting was particularly good. Thanks for this film. It was refreshing, creative and kept me guessing and curious right 'til the end.
Reviewed byJess SlaterVote: 9/10
This was such a beautiful film and the amount of production value pulled off on such a low budget is stunning. I discovered this filmmaker through another great film entitled Ink and am pleased that the director is still doing amazing work. I don't want to spoil too much of this film so won't go into too many details but the two main characters don't know one another and connect in a very unusual way. Seeing how their stories progress with and without one another is very interesting and I couldn't wait to see what happened as it went on. The atmosphere of the film is unlike most films and the director has created an interesting and visual world for us to explore with these characters.
The actors are wonderful and the writing gives them room to really let us see that they are lonely and hurting. Helping that along is a beautiful score and I really felt affection for these two characters and wanted everything to work out for them.
As the film goes forward and we see more of what happens, we are absolutely pulled into these stories even more and I won't go into the specifics but it's where the film really shines in creativity and brings you imagery that I've never seen before. There are some things I didn't understand and am hoping repeat viewings will help clear them up. But it didn't take away from the overall film or the feelings I experienced while watching it. I look forward to another viewing.
From Jamin Winans, writer and director of the cult smash hit, INK, comes a mind-bending science fiction thriller about two strangers who find their lives colliding in an impossible way. Alex (David Carranza) is a methodic cargo thief working for a dangerous cartel. Sam (Tiffany Mualem) is a determined paramedic trying to save the world while running from her past. Suddenly and mysteriously, Alex and Sam's lives crash into each other and the fabric of reality is ripped from underneath their feet. Taking on the very root of fate, destiny, and their own existence, Alex and Sam race through a maze of an ever-changing universe while being pursued by a demonic man determined to erase the world.