No Men Beyond This Point
Directed by Mark Sawers
In a world where women have become asexual and are no longer giving birth to males, a quiet, unassuming housekeeper named Andrew Myers finds himself at the center of a battle to keep men from going extinct.
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★★★★ review by Cogerson on Letterboxd
Why I watched this one? DVD cover made this movie look interesting.
What is this one about? In a world where women have become asexual and are no longer giving birth to males, a quiet, unassuming housekeeper named Andrew Myers finds himself at the center of a battle to keep men from going extinct.
My thoughts on this one? This will be a movie that I remember for awhile. There are four or five scenes/lines that really entertained me. That being said, this fake documentary dragged at times. In the end....I would say that it is worth checking out.
★★★½ review by Fredrik Fyhr on Letterboxd
Mockumentary depicting (I guess) a parallel timeline where women rule and men have become an endangered species.
Amusing... and definitely carries a sense of "release". The movie is witty and fairly charming, but it carries a tense undercurrent where it becomes all the movie obvious that we're putting serious subject matter in a separate box for 80 minutes, allowing us to laugh at ourselves. In that way, it's really joyous and optimistic.
You could watch this movie and make up your own mind about its pros and cons, it lives on its premise and if it sounds fun to you you'll most likely enjoy most of the movie - I only have real issues with some of the acting which is extremely uneven; what I really like about the movie is its thoroughness; attention to detail is not something you expect from real indie movies, but I have to hand it to w/d Mark Sawers who not only knows what buttons to push, he creates faux footage from the 60's, 70's and 90's that actually looks fairly genuine (at least as far as costumes and sets go, not much you can do with HDV) and also in subtle ways concurrent with the ideas (in a world where men's been going extinct since the 60's, Pong seems to be the only video game in town in 2015). You may look at the premise and go "oh one trick pony mockumentary, good job, who cares" but this guy is not a lazy filmmaker - his attention to detail is matched with his intelligence; he is unwilling to cater to certain audiences, instead exploring the subject matter so that we, if we're paying enough attention, can spot what's suggested.
The last line, which may sound like a throwaway joke, actually says everything about what's beneath the surface here - an ocean of ideas, that Sawers wisely cruises instead of going out of his depths in.
★★★★ review by Lucy Alice 🌿 on Letterboxd
"SOS : Save Our Souls"
No men beyond this point is a feministic dream shown through a well crafted, well executed and in my opinion, extremely believable documentary style film. Sexism in a film. But it arouses a really interesting idea that definitely makes you wonder.. what if.... the acting was superb too! The beginning, middle & end just did it for me.
"Telepathic communication... how can we compete with that?" : Men.
I thought this was fascinating & almost came out the other end thinking us woman we're alone in the world. But then I woke up & saw a handsome man in my path.....
Watched on Netflix
★★★★ review by Jeff MacIver on Letterboxd
Really liked this one. There's a dearth of "what if..." science fiction these days, and I think those kinds of stories are incredibly important. Old-school Star Trek episodes abounded with stories that pushed social issues to extremes to make a point. And this movie reminds me of that spirit.
Check it out.
★★★★ review by zophia on Letterboxd
in which men are useless, women rule the world, and men are VERY uncomfortable about systemic sexism (but only because they're on the other side of it now)
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