Private Detective Hoyle hot on the trail of an elusive man and a missing notebook. Holye’s only help along the way are her partner and a mysterious lounge singer. But Hoyle’s progress is hindered as reality and time seems to be shifting around her.
In a unique blend of noir and science fiction, Yesterday Was a Lie is in a category all its own. Shot completely in black and white, the stunning visuals and accompanying jazz music adds to the noir feel – and in my opinion, takes the film to a whole new level. Actresses Kipleigh Brown (Hoyle) and Chase Masterson (Lounge Singer) are wonderful choices for their roles, and skillfully pull the audience into the story.
Ambiance aside, this is like no other noir or science fiction film ever made. At its heart, this is a story of love and heartbreak. But this is not some frivolous, light-hearted flick. Viewers have to pay attention and be able to handle a lot of metaphysical and scientific jargon throughout. Scenes often jump around in time, yet we follow Hoyle as she uncovers the ultimate and surprising mystery. It’s smart, gutsy, and glamorous – and completely unexpected. This thoroughly enjoyable film should be a treat for science fiction fans.
Yesterday Was a Lie is rated PG, 89 minutes long, and contains loads of featurettes and behind-the-scenes clips.