Movies take so long to produce, edit, market, and release that often a year can go by between shooting and when it rolls into theaters. As a result, cinema tends to be the least “of the moment” of all popular arts. However, Andrew Niccol’s sci-fi thriller In Time
has been blessed with seemingly perfect timing, since it’s being released as the Occupy Wall Street movement gains momentum.
Justin Timberlake stars as Will Salas, a 28-year-old living in a world in which time, not money, is the world currency. Here’s how it works: Human genetic engineering has been perfected so that, as long as you don’t suffer a fatal accident, you will live forever and nev...