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SOURCE CODE ( M) Stars: Jake Gyl­len­haal, Michelle Mon­aghan, Vera Farmiga, Jef­frey Wright Di­rec­tor: Dun­can Jones Avail­able: Thurs­day on DVD

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The man be­hind the thought­ful and stylish sci-fi flick Moon, Bri­tish di­rec­tor Dun­can Jones ( son of David Bowie), pro­duces an­other modern genre gem with his sec­ond fea­ture film ef­fort. It in­volves an army chop­per pi­lot ( Jake Gyl­len­haal) wak­ing up on a train in a dif­fer­ent body, thanks to a govern­ment sci­en­tific pro­gram that en­ables him to live the life of an­other for eight min­utes. He dis­cov­ers he must stop a ter­ror­ist bomb from de­stroy­ing the train. The in­tel­lec­tual sci­en­tific and philo­soph­i­cal plot­tings about par­al­lel re­al­i­ties are won­der­fully han­dled by Jones and the clev­er­ness of the non-lin­ear story is well-bal­anced with some gen­uine thrills and ex­plo­sive ac­tion. Ex­tras: ★★★★ Jones, Gyl­len­haal and writer Ben Ri­p­ley pro­vide an in­tel­li­gent and nice-flow­ing commentary that re­veals plenty about the pro­duc­tion and their pro­cesses and, as a com­pan­ion piece, there’s an ex­tra fact track. There’s also a se­ries of in­sight fea­turettes from the cast and crew – which are good but can get a bit gushy – and a se­ries of gen­eral fea­turettes on the film’s sci­ence.

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