Paprika, Satoshi Kons latest anime tour de force, plays a lot like The Matrix. Theres a head-spinning premise (scientists invent a device so they can enter peoples dreams), a shape-shifting villain, and some wonderful set pieces packed with explosions and giant robots. Time, space, and perspective are skewed beyond recognition in this perplexing, visually dazzling film. You wont always know whats going on (marching frogs?), but youll be knocked out all the same.
Thu., Sept. 27, 7 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 30, 9:10 p.m., 2007
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