Jessica Rao

Rian Johnson’s Feedback Loop

September 27, 2012

Rian Johnson’s new film Looper is a major leap forward in an already ambitious career that began with the noir-revisionist thriller Brick in 2005. Equal parts time travel adventure and dystopian cautionary tale, the film combines all the best elements of Philip K. Dick and Ray Bradbury that Johnson has soaked up over the years, enlivened by Johnson’s unique wit and flare for genre reinvention.