Nicolas Cage is excellent in this stylish and chilling sci-fi thriller.

He gives one of his best performances an astrophysics professor who confronts a terrifying mystery from a time capsule dug up at his son’s school.

The capsule is filled with letters, written by schoolchildren from 1959, but the envelope given to Cage’s son contains a strange note with nothing but rows of numbers.

However, Cage soon realises that the seemingly random figures are in fact are a pattern – and comes to an earth-shattering realisation…

Rose Byrne, as the daughter of the schoolgirl, helps him try to work out what is happening – and what have some strange men in suits got to do with it all?

It’s a compelling, intelligent and good-looking mystery with some excellent special effects and an affecting finale.