It's every bit of fun that I was hoping it would be. It's the kind of low budget indie thriller that is inspiring for hopeful filmmakers to show that sometimes you just need a simple high-concept script to grab people by the throat. Time Lapse will enjoy a rightful spot among other low budget time travel thrillers like Primer and Timecrimes.
The film is beautiful. The romance, the music, the costumes, the cinematography, the ending are all top notch but I need to give it another rewatch because after my first viewing I was left a little cold and detached emotionally instead of being reduced to a ball of emotions like most viewers were.
Rooney Mara deserved the Oscar.
Alexander Payne is the master of good, quirky family drama without dialing up the quirk. This movie wasn't the masterpiece I was hoping for but I am a definite sucker for Father-Son drama, black & white cinematography, and movies about small towns. All the acting is superb especially Bruce Dern and June Squibb who are never affectionate but feel so real as an old couple. Actually the whole family feels extremely real and that's what I loved most about. Even Will…
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I'm not sure if the rating is too generous or too harsh but it's definitely better than I expected it to be. Don't let the trailers/marketing fool you either. While this film has the elements of a horror flick it is far more slow burn drama/thriller than horror and don't let the R rating fool you either because besides a few F Bombs it could have easily been PG-13.
I've been a longtime fan of…