Looper

The past is a killer.

Or is it the future?

Things get a bit hazy as time travelers bounce around, but having a precise knowledge of how everything fits isn’t necessary to enjoy Rian Johnson’s sci-fi mind-messer.

Joseph Gordon-Leavitt and Bruce Willis are the same dude, at different points in their bullet-riddled life, both scrambling to whack the other before they themselves are erased.

Toss in Emily Blunt as the woman at the center of an even-bigger mystery, and you have an impressive cast working hard to keep the human side of the story as important as the fantasy part.

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