The Mind's Eye
Directed by Joe Begos
The Mind’s Eye follows a drifter with telekinetic abilities who targets a doctor who is creating a synthetic telekinetic power serum.
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★★★½ review by Kiko Vega on Letterboxd
Joe Begos crece como cineasta retro y clava una serie b en toda regla. The Mind's eye tiene textos explicativos, créditos hermosos, música de Steve Moore y una historia simple y directa. Un hombre de confianza que cualquier día de estos presentará una gran obra maestra. De momento recibamos con los brazos abiertos esta pequeña aportación al universo Scanners.
★★★½ review by Daniel Rodriguez on Letterboxd
Joe Begos's new horror film suffers from some of the same problems of his latest film, Almost Human. It is rushed and it relies too much on homages, lacking in authenticity. That doesn't mean it isn't good. I found it to be considerably better than the previous one, the gore is mind-blowing and the mayhem by the end of the film is bloody entertaining.
I'm under the impression that Begos is a horror fan trying to create the sort of film he (and most fans) would like to watch, so he places his films in the past and fill it to the brink with his influences, creating films that we could easily mistake for old. It's quite interesting and I respect him a lot for doing that, but I would love to see the guy working with something less reverential and more original.
★★★½ review by Eli Hayes on Letterboxd
Now excuse me while I go listen
to Zombi for seven weeks straight.
★★★½ review by Dawson Joyce on Letterboxd
A step up from his previous film Almost Human, Joe Begos' The Mind's Eye is a hugely enjoyable sci-fi horror film as well as a loving throwback to the works of John Carpenter and David Cronenberg, with solid gore effects, a strong cast, and fun characters.
★★★★ review by Liam Hathaway on Letterboxd
Joe Begos' simplistic Scanners tribute - which could also qualify as a remake - is just a hell of a lot of fun. The film has its problems (the main one being it constantly demonstrating the futility of holding a gun to a psychokinetic, as well as including perhaps the most overly symbolic/ironic orgasm of recent memory), but I basically wanted to see people explode in various ways and the film delivers with zealous elan. It may lack the provocation of Cronenberg's work, but for sheer entertainment, it's a blast. A big, seriously messy, bloody-as-hell blast.
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