Wednesday, August 26, 2015

'Z for Zachariah' and Craig Zobel's Lab-Experiment Cinema

Craig Zobel is one of America's most intriguing indie filmmakers, the man behind Great World of Sound and the superb Compliance. He returns with Z for Zachariah, which I saw for the first time at Sundance. I watched it again now that it's opening on Friday, and I continue to find this post-apocalyptic drama deeply unsettling in its own quiet way. Why? Because Zobel, as per norm, is conducting a little experiment with the characters -- and with us in the audience. I get into that over at Deadspin.