Monday, April 4, 2011

The Aughts

Apparently some good films have been made the last ten years. Like Timecrimes, a Spanish film where a man in the countryside sees a naked woman in the woods through his binoculars. He goes to investigate and is attacked by a man whose face is covered by bandages. Then he travels back in time. Directed by Nacho Vigalondo.

Timetravel films are fun, no? They're hard to screw up. This one starts out creepy, then gets strange, then stranger and then funny. How far can you go with the paradoxes that always appear in these films? Well, in this film pretty far, with the main character in usual fashion going back in time to correct what he did wrong the first time he went back in time. It's very inventive, even though I seem to remember a short story by Isaac Azimov that had some of the same premises, and I can only assume an American remake is in the works where they have some hunk instead of a bald, fat middleaged guy in the main role and lose all the charm of the original.


  1. I think I'd like to see this one.

    The Time Machine is a good time traveling film

  2. Tiens pour une fois vous abordez un film que j'ai vu et que j'ai adoré... (parfois je me sens tellement inculte en lisant vos artciles ciné).

    C'est un petit bijou d'inventivité. Vraiment on se laisse porter par un flot de questions à cause de ce début de film si mystérieux !!!

    L'affiche est somptueuse ! Tiens ça me donne envi de le revoir !

  3. I haven't seen any of The Time Machine films, but would be interested in seeing the original from 1960.

  4. Hi Jason, love your work. Timecrimes reminded me of an old Robert Heinlein story called "By his bootstraps". Here it is, hope you like it: