Lana and Lilly Wachowski and Tom Tykwer’s 2012 epic fantasy features a formidable cast who inhabit different characters as they wander through six different eras with each timeframe sporting a different plot. Luckily for the audience those tangled storylines seem to cohere by movie’s end. Jumping back and forth from the 18th century to the distant future, Tom Hanks and Halle Berry play the lead time travelers. At 172 minutes the multi-layered production naturally polarized audiences and critics, earning praise for its ambition and brickbats for its convoluted premise.
About Daniel Kremer
San Francisco filmmaker Daniel Kremer has provided audio commentary tracks for Kino Lorber, Shout! Factory, AGFA, and Scorpion disc releases, and essays for Twilight Time special editions. His acclaimed epic-length film Overwhelm the Sky (2019), adapted from a 1799 American Gothic novel, was screened internationally in classic roadshow format, complete with overture, intermission, and printed souvenir programs. These deluxe screenings received many accolades before Kino Lorber acquired distribution rights. Kremer's book Sidney J. Furie: Life and Films was published through Patrick McGilligan's Screen Classics Series in 2015. He is currently under contract at Oxford University Press for the first book about Joan Micklin Silver. His other films include the independent dramas Raise Your Kids on Seltzer (2015) and Ezer Kenegdo (2017). He enjoys doing commentary tracks with fellow TFH guru Allan Arkush.