The Moviegoer: Chronicling the Descent into Villainy

Each week in The Moviegoer, Nick Olson examines new and upcoming films.While it may seem like an unlikely candidate for 2012’s first good movie. Chronicle (Josh Trank, 2012) is a sci-fi drama that thrives on the specific combination of two sub-genre conventions: “found-footage” and real people gaining superhuman powers. By themselves, these conventions are growing a bit stale, but together in Trank’s movie they infuse one another with some entertaining, creative tension.Chronicle is a teenage … [Read more...]