Jackrabbit ★★★½

Presented on the "Free Member Fridays" at the Austin Film Society, this PRIMER-like microbudget film was not my cup of tea; but it was a visual wonder and a smart, enjoyable sci-fi distraction. It did remind me just how impressed I was with PRIMER and movies like LOOPER or DISTRICT 9 that became wonderful big-budget dystopian projects. As a result, I can see Carleton Ranney, the director, moving forward to projects at those scales. I also thought his direction of the actor Reed Birney, who has a supporting role in this film, was a hoot.