Tag: Timur Bekmambetov

  • Computer-Screen Thriller “Searching” Is a Strong Argument for Logging Off

    Director Timur Bekmambetov has said that he developed the screen-capture technology responsible for the transtextual horror film Unfriended: Dark Web and the thriller Profile when he realized Americans spend up to half their waking hours online or connected to devices. Now he has produced a feature directed by Aneesh Chaganty called Searching, starring John Cho […]

  • Bad Day

    Night Watch, you may recall, told of an ancient feud waged between the forces of Light and Dark. In the interest of maintaining a fragile détente, they organized themselves, as Russian super-combatants are wont to do, into complex bureaucracies, with the Night Watch heroes monitoring the vampiric shenanigans of the Day Watch set, and vice […]

  • Russia’s Famous Occult Thriller

    Night Watch, the occult thriller that shattered box office records in Russia, not only represents an alternate universe—it is one. As directed by TV commercial/music video whiz Timur Bekmambetov, the no longer extant Evil Empire reimagines itself. Cold War evaporated, the Manichaean struggle between the forces of light and darkness is waged on Moscow’s streets […]

  • Altered States

    Night Watch, the occult thriller that shattered box office records when it was released in Russia during the summer of 2004, not only represents an alternate universe—it is one. As directed, from Sergei Lukyanenko’s bestseller, by Kazakhstan-born TV commercial/music video whiz Timur Bekmambetov, the no longer extant Evil Empire reimagines itself. Cold War evaporated, the […]