Sunday, 27 July 2014

TIME LAPSE - Review By Greg Klymkiw - Science Fiction Meets Crime Thriller @FantAsia2014

If you're a scumbag mob bookie - knowing the future could come in handy.
Time Lapse (2014)
Dir. Bradley King
Writers: King and B.P. Cooper
Starring: Danielle Panabaker, Matt O'Leary, George Finn, Amin Joseph, Jason Spisak, John Rhys-Davies

Review By Greg Klymkiw

Originality rules this day in this cool science fiction outing about a Fine Arts grad (Matt O'Leary), his girlfriend (Danielle Panabaker) and best friend (George Finn) who happen upon a mysterious camera that seems to have the power to capture images from the future.

Coming up with the mad plan to use their secret discovery to score big at the dog races seems like a good idea, but in Twilight Zone fashion, all does not go according to plan and horror awaits.

The superbly written, directed and acted Time Lapse is as good, if not better than most studio pictures that might have attempted similar high concept approaches. Unlike most studio efforts, the accent on atmosphere and interesting issues of friendship and morality would have given way, no doubt, to empty bombast.

Thankfully, true independence has yielded a terrific little picture that proves how talented mavericks can move a mountain. Time Lapse manages to move not one mere mountain, but several mighty ranges to yield a killer thriller.

THE FILM CORNER RATING: ***½ Three-and-a-half Stars

Time Lapse enjoyed its Canadian Premiere at the 2014 edition of the FantAsia International Film Festival in Montreal.