Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Clever, creepy, twisty, and twisted, Nacho Vigalondo's independent time-travel thriller Timecrimes (***) is a brainy mixture of science-fiction and murder mystery, with a nod to Rashomon for good measure. I can see why this film is getting an American remake, and while it's not a perfect movie, it's very well crafted and it's been directed with a real sense of tension. You'll spend a few minutes upon the film's conclusion trying to mentally wrap up everything that you've just spent 90 minutes watching, but it's the sort of rewarding foreign language thriller (similar in some respects to Tell No One) that proves that you don't need fancy Hollywood special effects to tell an engrossing story.

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