Saturday, January 26, 2013

Primer is an intense slow burn about time travel

Primer, written and directed by and starring Shane Carruth, is the polar opposite of Safety Not Guaranteed, the last movie I watched about time travel. While Safety Not Guaranteed is a light and funny romantic comedy that mostly uses time travel as a macguffin, Primer is a slow and intense meditation on the mechanics and dangers of time travel.  Both movies are terrific in very different ways.  Primer isn't a found footage film, but it feels real.

You can rent it for $3 at Amazon.  Or you could buy the DRM free version with limited edition poster at Carruth's site.