A man accidentally gets into a time machine and travels back in time….and that is the least of his problems. In this episode, we discuss Nacho Vigalondo’s brilliantly constructed science fiction tale Timecrimes. Part thriller and part dark comedy, Vigalondo ensures that no moment is wasted in this film. While other time travel tales get bogged down with explaining how the machine itself works, Timecrimes’ brisk pace and frequent twists ensure that audiences will be coming back multiple times. We also take a few minutes to discuss our short film selections: Joe Kramer’s Running the Gammatar and J. Searle Dowley’s Frankenstiein.
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- 6:22 – Running the Grammatar by Joe Kramer
- 16:56 – Frankenstein by J. Searle Dowley
- 25:12 – Timecrimes by Nacho Vigalondo
Cohost of Changing Reels, Courtney Small from Cinema Axis, consumes everything cinema from big budget spectacles to small foreign fare. He has contributed pieces to various publications and has been a guest on several film related podcasts. Courtney is also a member of the Online Film Critics Society as well as the Canadian Association of Online Film Critics.
Cohost and Editor of Changing Reels, Andrew Hathaway from Can’t Stop the Movies, is more of a hermit than his charming cohost. He spends what may be seen as an unhealthy amount of time analyzing cinematic fare as light as Magic Mike XXL and as enigmatic as The Midnight Swim. When he’s not taking a deep dive into cinema he’s contributed to books like Thoughts on The Thin Man. The partnership between Andrew and Courtney started through their podcast series on the movies of Denis Villeneuve and blossomed into Changing Reels.
The art for Changing Reels comes commissioned from Seth Gorden, Andrew’s frequent collaborator on Why Video Games and one of the creative minds behind Earnest and Purcell.
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