UK/US 83m, Colour
Director: Josh Trank; Cast: Dane DeHaan, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Kelly, Alex Russell
Chronicle is an engaging science fiction film about three high school friends who accidentally receive telekinetic powers which they largely employ to entertain themselves in mischievous ways. Much of the film is composed of video footage shot by Andrew – an emotionally troubled young man, who uses his outdated video equipment to document his life. As Andrew’s powers grow, so does his emotionally detached dark side, which eventually leads him into conflict with his friends and eventually the authorities. Good special effects and a dark sense of humour provide for a surprisingly entertaining film in a well-worn genre (Klaus Ming May 2012).