is a suspenseful and haunting science fiction drama, a promising feature debut by Duncan Jones, self-consciously modeled after classic films like 2001
, and especially Douglas Trumbull's Silent Running
. It's cleverly conceived, and executed with heart and economy. The production design, with a layer of dirt and grit over everything (including, it almost seems, Sam Bell [Sam Rockwell]) himself, with his sloppy caveman look), quickly conveys the idea of a bare-bones mining operation, designed to deliver the greatest financial rewards for a minimal investment. And while Moon
, in the best speculative tradition...