Thursday, September 13, 2007

“Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review” reviews “PROXIMA”

Richard Scheib reviews “PROXIMA“:

“Proxima is the second feature-length film from Spanish director Carlos Atanes. Carlos Atanes had previously appeared with FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions (2004), a dystopian science-fiction film that sat just between a profusion of interesting imagery, a satirical sense of humour and having inhaled just a little too much of the 1960s French Nouvelle Vague.

Proxima is certainly a quantum leap outwards from the things that Atanes was starting to explore in FAQ. It’s rather difficult to sum up what Proxima is in a nutshell. Perhaps if one imagines something akin to a conceptual collision between Free Enterprise (1999) about the lives of science-fiction fans and the reality-bending works of author Philip K. Dick – BladeRunner (1982), Total Recall (1990), A Scanner Darkly (2006) etc. I was also reminded of the largely forgotten Nigel Kneale tv series Kinvig (1981) about a UFO fan who discovers that his neighbour may be an alien, but cannot be sure if he is not imagining it all .”


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