Upon the recommendation of many of you, we saw “Inception.” What I like are complicated, mutli-leveled, twisting plots. This qualified. So thank you for the suggestion.
My one problem with the movie is that it depicted dreams, and yet nothing in those depictions was remotely dream-like! There was none of that combination of seeming logic and actual illogic, no shifting of place, no fantasy, no archetypes. “Alice in Wonderland” does a good job of recreating what dreams are like (the book and possibly the Disney cartoon, emphatically not the recent Tim Burton travesty). So does Spenser’s “Faerie Queene” and MacDonald’s “Phantastes.” I’m trying to think of movies that capture that. Are there any? Or are movies, by their nature, too literal?
(I’ve thought of a few: “Andalusian Dog”; Jean Cocteau’s “Orfeo” and “Beauty and the Beast”)