Low budget science-fiction films are almost always better than their more heavily financed counterparts, simply because they concentrate more on characterization and smart story ideas than they can on spectacle and special effects. I saw one of the best examples of this last spring as Spanish director Nacho Vigalondo’s Timecrimes was making the festival circuit. Magnolia will finally be bringing the film to theaters later this winter. In preparation for that, they’ve released this trailer, which does a good job in setting up the film’s premise without spoiling any of the fun twist and turns its narrative takes.
On Friday, we gave you a quick explanation for the unintiated what Cloverfield is. If you don’t know, go back now and bring yourself up to speed. We’ll wait… OK. Now that we’re all on [click for more]
I’ve been a fan of Ryuhei Kitamura’s films ever since I saw Versus at the Philadelphia Film Festival in 2002. His kinetic use of the camera excited me like no other director had since I [click for more]