Two struggling strangers connect during a mind-bending pharmaceutical trial involving a doctor with mother issues and an emotionally complex computer. Diagnosed with schizophrenia, Owen is the black sheep of the wealthy Milgrim clan. After losing his job, he enrolls in an experimental drug trial. When her pilfered stash of pills runs out, troubled Annie tries to quit -- but ends up blackmailing her way into the Neberdine study. Muramoto notices irregularities in Annie and Owen's data. He questions Owen, who recalls the worst night of his life: his brother's engagement party. After taking the B pill, Annie and Owen find themselves on s Long Island entangled in a strange caper involving a lemur. Azumi tells James the whole truth about the study's snags and urges him to call his estranged mother, an esteemed therapist.
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Owen and Annie part ways -- until a startling headline sparks a reunion. Greta implores James to shut down the trial. The "Snyder Cut" is here! The director unveiled the first trailer for the long-awaited Zack Snyder's Justice League. Watch the trailer. From Sin Nombre to No Time to Die , we track the cinematic trademarks of director Cary Joji Fukunaga through breathtaking locales, kinetic tracking shots, and mind-bending dream sequences. Watch the video. A cynical young woman in New York City keeps dying and returning to the party that's being thrown in her honor on that same evening. She tries to find a way out of this strange time loop. An existential comedy about a man struggling in life who undergoes a new treatment to become a better person, only to find that he's been replaced by a new and improved version of himself.
Major spoilers for Maniac below. But lest you think Maniac is endorsing talk therapy, it offers up one of its most odious characters in the form of abusive celebrity therapist Dr. Greta Mantleray Sally Field. For those of us who get by with the help of medication and mental-health professionals, these apparent viewpoints are retrograde at best, downright harmful at worst. In fact, I loved it. Perhaps I was overwhelmed by the whiz-blur pacing and astounding inventiveness of this genre-hopping epic. But upon much reflection and rewatching, I think there is a there there. Despite its experimentation with other modes, Maniac is more a science-fiction story than not and, as is true of so much of the sci-fi corpus, it includes characters who believe they have made God irrelevant. James K.