• Duncan Jones' sci-fi noir 'Mute' mashes matters of the heart with a multitude of influences

    9 monthes ago - By Los Angeles Times

    Filmmaker Duncan Jones, whose debut feature “Moon,” starring Sam Rockwell, was a critical darling in 2009, has always been proud to wear his influences on his sleeve. His latest effort, the future-noir “Mute,” debuting Friday on Netflix, takes homage to an extreme and that's not necessarily a good...
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  • Mute Review: Duncan Jones' Berlin Runner 2049

    Mute Review: Duncan Jones' Berlin Runner 2049

    9 monthes ago - By Screen Rant

    Despite some promising elements, Mute struggles to explore philosophical questions within a sci-fi setting in a way that feels innovative and fresh.
    An original project that filmmaker Duncan Jones has been developing for years, Mute is a sci-fi/Noir flick that takes place in the same universe as Jones' 2009 film Moon but operates largely as a standalone narrative. Moon and Mute share some of the same creative DNA in a thematic sense too, in that both are character-driven movies that attempt to find the humanity within the machine of a futuristic world that's not so far removed from our own...
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  • ‘Mute' Movie Review: Future Noir Makes No Filmmaking Noise

    9 monthes ago - By The Wrap

    “Where is this going?” is a moviegoer response that only counts as positive if a level of engaged, imaginative suspense is involved. Duncan Jones' “Mute,” on the other hand, about a non-speaking Amish-raised man pulled into a seedy underworld, provokes that question because it's a convoluted, empty mess.
    A dystopian noir that's neither especially compelling as a vision of the future nor as a hard-bitten mystery - much less as a quirky tale about a woodwork-gifted anti-hero - its arrival on Netflix this weekend suggests that the content-ravenous streaming service add a new category...
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  • Duncan Jones' Mute Was Originally A Mo-Cap Animated Film

    Duncan Jones' Mute Was Originally A Mo-Cap Animated Film

    9 monthes ago - By Screen Rant

    Duncan Jones has revealed that Mute could potentially have been a motion capture animated film, based on talks held during earlier stages of production. The movie has had a long and difficult journey to release, with the director initially starting development on the film sixteen years ago. Morphing several times over the course of its creation, the project even looked to be first released as a Dark Horse comic before a finite structure was finally found.
    Mute thankfully found a home, and was confirmed for a Netflix release back in 2016. By this point, Jones had already attached some big...
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