An under-seen and under-appreciated film is the 2004 thrill The Machinist, which star Christian Bale pre-Batman Begins. Directed by Brad Anderson (Session 9), the movie is a frenzied descent into madness and terror, all fueled by overwhelming feelings of guilt. And if you haven’t seen the film, that can all change as The Paramount Vault has uploaded the entire feature on Youtube for you to…enjoy?
“Trevor Reznik (Christian Bale) hasn’t slept in a year. The shocking deterioration of his physical and mental health has made his every waking moment an unrelenting state of confusion, paranoia, guilt, anxiety and terror. When cryptic notes turn up mysteriously in his apartment and hallucinations of a co-worker that no one else sees cause a gruesome machine shop injury, he embarks on a journey to find out whether there is an elaborate plot to drive him mad or his fatigue has simply robbed him of reason.“