"I realised that what was living behind that boy's eyes was purely and simply... evil."
"Brother. Keep us. Guide us to the end of time."
Imagine a species of sentient organisms that live on the other side of the universe, completely out of contact from us. Our two civilizations remote and isolated. Yet even between us is a connection. We exist. We have a yearning to understand our place in the "grand scheme of things." With sentience comes the knowledge that sentience is finite. As our lives go by we reflect and search for answers…
Top notch Gyllenhaal's performance! Reminded me a little of Christian Bale in American Psycho. He was the perfect vulture, honing in on his prey.
I like the way that guitar hook is repeated throughout the film, and every time there's more dirt on the sound, making it harsher, until the end where it's full on distortion. It was a cool touch.
Also the screenplay is really really really really really good.
Side note: It'll be interesting to compare this to Inherent Vice later this year to see how Robert Elswit shot L.A. to look like two very different times, in terms of the cinematography.