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(Los Cronocrímenes, Spain, 2007)

Here is the sort of little science fiction film I live for, the sort that come along all too infrequently in this age of bloated crap. Two others that fit in this category are Primer and Predestination. Check them out if you haven’t already. Oddly enough, all three movies deal with time travel, but in distinctly different ways. It is almost a given that in a time travel movie the protagonist will meet himself, and we will see the same scene played from different angles. It is done very well here, and each time through we learn a little more about what’s really going on. The plot is far too complicated for me to summarize here, and anyway, that would spoil all the fun. I had no trouble following it, and was reasonably happy with the way it turned out. It is low-budget (though not nearly as low as Primer, which was literally made in a garage for pocket change), but that is a plus in my book. You do not need $200,000,000 to make a good SF film. In fact, these days the big budget is often a sign that it’s gonna be dumb.