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Coherence Review


Cleverly blending an interpersonal drama with a sci-fi thriller, writer-director James Ward Byrkit creates a riveting little gem on a remarkably low budget. Without any special effects, he spins a enjoyably twisted tale about identity, ambition and relationships while completely freaking out the audience. As the plot ties itself in knots, it may begin to feel a bit ridiculous, but it's so gripping that it leaves us wanting more. And Byrkit also skilfully makes sure we get the point.

On the night when a comet is shooting through the sky, a eight old friends gather for a dinner party. They begin to talk about how previous comets caused power outages and reported spacial anomalies, then settle into picking over their intertwined past relationships, mainly because Kevin (Maury Sterling) is struggling because his ex-girlfriend Laurie (Lauren Maher) has turned up with his old pal Amir (Alex Manugian). When the lights cut out, they venture into the inky night and discover that the house across the street seems to be a mirror copy of theirs, complete with their dinner party taking place inside. Has the comet caused a rift in the space-time continuum? Or did Beth (Elizabeth Gracen) lace their dinner with ketamine?

Much of the dialogue is improvised, which gives the film a loosely naturalistic tone and prevents it from ever seeming like a stage play with eight increasingly frantic characters. It's also shot in an earthy way, using soft lighting and insinuating editing to drop clues about what's going on here. Combined with the characters' own theories and conjecture, this adds a fizzy intensity to every conversation, complicating the bizarre situation with their old rivalries and lingering romantic feelings. The focal character Em (Emily Foxler) is a fascinatingly complex young woman with an unnervingly pragmatic edge. And the most intriguing person is Mike (Nicholas Brendan), a recovering alcoholic worried that he really wants a drink.

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Nicholas Brendon (Buffy's Xander) Apologizes for Hotel Lobby Arrest

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Nicholas Brendon, the actor best known for playing Xander Harris on the hit show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, has apologized for the behaviour that led to his arrested in a hotel lobby in Idaho. The actor told Facebook followers that he had mixed prescription medication with alcohol.

Nicholas BrendonNicholas Brendon was arrested in a hotel lobby in Idaho after causing a disturbance

"The result was embarrassing and unacceptable," he wrote. "I intend to seek appropriate treatment and therapy for my medical ailments as well as my emotional demons."

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Picture - Nicholas Brendon Toronto, Canada, Friday 18th March 2011

Nicholas Brendon Friday 18th March 2011 Wizard World Toronto Comic Con held at the Direct Energy Centre Toronto, Canada

Picture - Nicholas Brendon New York City, USA, Saturday 2nd October 2010

Nicholas Brendon Saturday 2nd October 2010 2010 Wizard World Big Apple Comic Con held at the Penn Plaza Pavilion. New York City, USA

Picture - Clare Kramer and Nicholas Brendon... New York City, USA, Saturday 2nd October 2010

Clare Kramer, Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Nicholas Brendon - Clare Kramer and Nicholas Brendon from Buffy New York City, USA - 2010 Wizard World Big Apple Comic Con held at the Penn Plaza Pavilion. Saturday 2nd October 2010

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