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* Monsters – Directed by Gareth Edwards, starring Whitney Able & Scoot McNairy

Posted by the editors on Friday, 10 February 2012

Monsters (2010)  Directed by Gareth Edwards, starring Whitney Able and Scoot McNairy.  This British independent science fiction film is the first film by award-nominated (for his special effects editing) Gareth Edwards, who, as well as directing, wrote, shot and, of course, created the special effects.  Monsters is more atmosphere and ambiance than rampaging space aliens, and the details of the atmosphere are what make it a success, this despite the less than effective acting of Able and McNairy.  Not only is there hardly a spark between them, odd for a love interest (not to mention the fact that they are married in real life), but both their characters are rather annoying, and alienating, especially McNairy as a photo-journalist.  Described as a post-modern science fiction film, vaguely in the vein of Cloverfield and District 9, and like the latter imbued with a social message, Monsters follows the journey of a photo-journalist and his boss’s daughter through the Infected Zone, the northern part of Mexico bordering on the U.S., infected, in fact, by very large tentacular extraterrestrials, fallen to earth in a crashed NASA space probe.  Science fiction and independent film fans will, no doubt, find Monsters very agreeable viewing. (PR)

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Bobby G. Can’t Swim – Directed by John-Luke Montias

Posted by the editors on Monday, 26 December 2011

Bobby G. Can’t Swim (1999)  Written, directed and starring John-Luke Montias, and others.  This indie drama, shot in a gritty, pre-clean-up, pre-gentrification Hell’s Kitchen in New York City, is the story of a small-time drug dealer and all-around loser, who, from error to calamity, and calamity to disaster, somehow remains naively optimistic, as do most all the film’s characters, despite their difficult, even marginal, lives.  Embodying what may be called the essence of indie films, Bobby G. Can’t Swim, is quirky, low-budget, and fresh, and its cinematography interesting, if not sophisticated.  The story, though nothing new, is interesting, though perhaps a bit too often the writing leaves something to be desired.  Nevertheless, for a glimpse of indie urban spirit with an edge, Bobby G. Can’t Swim is easy to watch, and rewarding, in its own modest manner. (PR)

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