Director Jaume Collet-Serra and cinematographer Flavio Labiano are both Spanish, which might explain why Non-Stop
, the new Liam Neeson thriller, feels more like recent genre entertainment from Spain than from Hollywood: the filmmaking is playful without feeling jokey, the narrative stuffed with fun complications. Like Nacho Vigalondo's Timecrimes
(2007), J.A. Bayona's The Orphanage
(2007), or Daniel Monzón's Cell 211
exhibits showmanship in its construction and execution alike—one gets the impression the filmmakers had good fun putting it together. Continue reading >>
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The actor matches wits with a terrorist on a transatlantic flight.