Just when I despaired about the overweening cleverness of screenwriters confusing a chopped up timeline with intelligence and craft, two films popped up to prove there's still life in this unconventional convention.
Sleator was one of the very few "YA" authors I loved when I was young. Earlier this year, I read a bunch of them out of curiosity, and realized that they're really ingenious, elegantly constructed novellas.
"I felt like half of my mind wanted to make some serious film about these topics and the other half wanted to make a bloody genre film, "said Blomkamp. "And then I thought maybe I'll be able to do both."