Platform Nation - One of my favorite movies from last year was Looper. It had Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt playing the same character separated by 30 years in age but coexist in a drama about changing yourself and your past, all of which occurs in the year 2044. If that brief synopsis didn’t tip you off, it’s a sci-fi flick about time travel. Well, correction: it’s a sci-fi flick with time travel. Director Rian Johnson said as much, saying that he wanted to avoid the traditional “chalkboard scene,” a trope where the characters explain everything that’s happening and why it matters and blah blah blah.