Strange Days is the highly underrated and way ahead-of-its-time science fiction masterpiece from Kathryn Bigelow that brought challenging ideas to the forefront of the action and features a stellar cast to back up the material. Ralph Fiennes stars as Lenny, a low-level street hustler who deals in lived-memories where people can wear a device known as a SQUID, which records everything the wearer sees which can then be viewed by the public as a sort of, ultra-real, virtual reality. This opens the door for people to live out their wildest fantasies such as what it feels like to be a member of the opposite sex, and in some cases, what it feels like to die! But after Lenny receives the recording of a brutal rape/murder, a web of conspiracy opens up and he has to solve the case and stop this maniac from killing again. It's a fantastic premise that reminded me of ideas from films like Total Recall and the slightly futuristic setting of two-days-prior to the new millennium evokes images of the classic, Blade Runner. The film is masterfully directed by action veteran, Bigelow and features an all-star cast with Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis, Tom Sizemore, Vincent D'Onofrio, and William Fichtner, but it is Fienne's slightly unhinged and desperate performance as a man who's seen more than he should have that steals the show. This is a very hard film to market and based off of the terrible trailer, it's understandable why this wasn't a financial success, but if they had promoted the fact that, James Cameron wrote the story, it wouldn't have been swept under the rug like it was. This concept has a wide range of possibilities and that's what makes it so special, it's just such a shame that most people have never even heard of it!