Coherence puts theoretical physics in an intimate scifi context as a passing comet impacts four couples at a dinner party. Untethered from their smartphones by a blackout, this very social group suddenly feels dangerously isolated, even as the realization sets in that theirs is just one reality among many. James Ward Byrkit employs jittery camerawork and the cut-to-black of episodic television to maintain tension as everyone retreats to their own headspace. Byrkit makes clear that even before this momentous shift in their consciousness, the existential panic felt by these artists settling into adulthood was always just beneath the composed surface.
Review by Serena Donadoni
Released on June 20, 2014
First published in the Metro Times.
Coherence is available on Amazon Prime