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Trailers from Hell: Alan Spencer on Time Travel Romance 'Time After Time,' Starring Malcolm McDowell and Mary Steenburgen

Photo of Trailers From Hell By Trailers From Hell | Thompson on Hollywood January 8, 2014 at 2:15PM

Deja Vu All Over Again! continues at Trailers from Hell, with TV writer Alan Spencer introducing "Time After Time," Nicholas Meyer’s wonderfully inventive sci-fi pastiche about a time-traveling H.G. Wells and his search for Jack the Ripper in present-day San Francisco, starring Malcolm McDowell and Mary Steenburgen.
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Malcolm McDowell in 'Time After Time'
Malcolm McDowell in 'Time After Time'

Deja Vu All Over Again! continues at Trailers from Hell, with TV writer Alan Spencer introducing "Time After Time," Nicholas Meyer’s wonderfully inventive sci-fi pastiche about a time-traveling H.G. Wells and his search for Jack the Ripper in present-day San Francisco. A buoyant fantasy, nerve-wracking suspense film and one of the best romances of its decade. Malcolm McDowell, as far removed from Alex the Droog as you can get, plays the sweet-natured Wells and Mary Steenburgen is his beautiful, spacey soul-mate. With David Warner (terrifying) as the Ripper. George Pal would surely have approved. A movie that really does have something for everyone.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.