Emerging Spanish genre specialist Nacho Vigalondo follows up his critically acclaimed, mind-bending feature debut Timecrimes
, a seriocomic romantic drama set against the backdrop of a mysterious alien invasion. But handsome cinematography, fluid direction, and the occasional flash of wry humor just can’t make up for the fact that this frustrating sophomore effort goes nowhere slowly.
Julio (Julian Villagran) and Julia (Michelle Jenner) are attempting to navigate the awkward aftermath of a drunken one-night stand when they notice a massive UFO hovering ominously in the sky. It seems that all of the tenants in Julia’s building...