The End Of Time (2013)
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Critic Reviews for The End Of Time
It's easy to mock some of these platitudes, and it's to Mr. Mettler's credit that he never does. His questions are answered with more questions, because words seem ultimately useless in his query.
It leaves you without the net of linear temporality, frightened and freed by the implications.
"We all see our own unique rainbows," he reflects, with an absence of irony that in its own way is sort of endearing. The film goes on like this, glacially, for two hours.
Funny how a film that explodes our conventional notions about time should be so up-to-date with the news.
[I]t's about a series of seemingly disconnected topics linked by an abstract idea, and by a certain exploratory spirit.
Audience Reviews for The End Of Time
Documentarian Peter Mettler interviews various people (scientists, artists, hermits, mystics) about their thoughts on time, using poetic footage of lava flows, particle accelerators, and digital mandalas as a visual background. A meditative but unfocused experiment that at times gets a little too hippie-dippy-acid-trippy for its own good. At two hours of plotless visuals, it's obviously not for everyone, but it earns points for earnestly exploring serious philosophical concepts that most movies shy away from.
I saw it here in Madison wi. Wisconsin film festival. It is beautiful imagery (that we have seen before) in disjointed "less than the sum of its parts" order. stay away. I fell asleep. no meaning. please stay away. I am not sure how it made it into any festival.
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