The Man With The Magic Box (2017): a film review by Mark R. Leeper.

‘The Man With The Magic Box’ is a Polish film that shows influences from ‘Men In Black’, ‘GATTACA’, Tarkovsky and several other sources, but it’s considerably lower-budget. For example, the cables connecting the android are just red/white/yellow video cables. The ‘magic box’ is a time machine, but there’s an android as well.

The Poles must have a different cinematic aesthetic; somehow this didn’t work for me.

Released in Poland 20 October 2017; currently available on Kanopy.

Rating: +1 (-4 to +4), or 6/10.

(c) Mark R. Leeper 2023

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