Strange Days

You know you want it
You know you want it
D: Kathryn Bigelow
UIP/Lightstorm (James Cameron & Steven Charles Jaffe)
US 1995
145 mins

Science Fiction/Thriller

W: James Cameron & Jay Cocks
DP: Matthew F. Leonetti
Ed: Howard Smith
Mus: Graeme Revell
PD: Lilly Kilvert

Ralph Fiennes (Lenny Nero), Angela Bassett (Lornette Mason), Juliette Lewis (Faith Justin), Tom Sizemore (Max Peltier), Vincent D'Onofrio (Burton Steckler), Michael Wincott (Philo Gant), Glenn Plummer (Jeriko One)

It's quite unfortunate that Strange Days is less than the sum of all its parts. Possessing a reasonably interesting and very original plot and utilising some groundbreaking filmmaking techniques, especially in the cinematography field, it's hindered by taking place in 1999 and therefore dating itself almost immediately upon release.
Ralph Fiennes plays a former detective who now plies his trade in the dealing of a new variety of video clip, filmed using a POV recording device. Many of the clips he deals are of pornographic content, but he gets drawn into a world of police corruption when a snuff recording makes its way into his possession.
The bare bones of the story make this a entertaining near-futuristic thriller and the performances are decent, but the new world order subplot is completely wasted. 

Ralph Fiennes in Strange Days
Ralph Fiennes in Strange Days