“I’m an apex predator.”


When making found footage style films, it's important to stick with the conceit — someone is holding the camera and filming events as they happen, then we someone later stumble upon the footage and watch it to understand what happened. What's great about Josh Trank's 2012 debut film 'Chronicle' is that he takes that conceit and finds ways to use it to his advantage while also exploring ways to break out of the conceit with multiple cameras and camera movement. Join us — Pete Wright and Andy Nelson — as we continue our found footage series with this great superhero film. We talk about how Trank did an amazing job of modifying the conceit in order to tell an excellent film, warts and all. We discuss the cast — from Dane DeHaan to Michael B Jordan — and look look at what they each bring to the film. And we look at this story in context of superhero origin stories and discuss the idea of developing a new super villain. It's a creative and fun movie and we have a great time talking about it. Check it out!


Film Sundries

Trailers of the Week

Andy’s Trailer: The Last Diary of Nikita Rose — “This film, which doesn’t have a distributor yet, is proof that found footage style films are a popular conceit for indie filmmakers. Does it look good? Not really. Does it look like they’re doing something new with the conventions of the genre? Maybe. Will it get released and get them noticed? Maybe. And maybe the fact that they’re passionate about the fight to get it out will imbue it with something that makes it enjoyable. I’m willing to give it a shot.”

Pete’s Trailer: The Angriest Man in Brooklyn — “I like watching Robin Williams on screen and it feels like it’s been a while since he’s done anything of substance. Can he pull off the comic weight of a character told he has only 90 minutes to live? We’ll see. But he sure seems to have ‘angry’ all locked up.”