Dark City. 1998. Australia/USA. Directed by Alex Proyas. Screenplay by Proyas, Lem Dobbs, David S. Goyer. With Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt. 35mm print courtesy of Warner Bros. 100 min.
A visual tour de force, Dark City is a neo noir in the Hitchcockian mold, “a film so original and exciting, it stirred my imagination like Metropolis and *2001: A Space Odyssey*” (Roger Ebert). In proving he didn’t commit a murder, an amnesiac falls deeper and deeper into a rabbit hole of psychosis and treachery.