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Ben-Hur
We're (unfortunately) off to the chariot races again
"...Directed by: Timur Bekmambetov. Starring: Jack Huston, Toby Kebbell, Morgan Freeman, Rodrigo..."

Aug. 26, 2016 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Who knew our beloved president also worked the graveyard shift? This capable rewrite of American history delivers its splatter with a straight face.
"...Directed by: Timur Bekmambetov. Starring: Benjamin Walker, Rufus Sewell, Dominic Cooper, Anthony..."

June 22, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

SXSW Film Review: Profile
A cat-and-mouse game is told in first-person perspective
"...No one can say that Timur Bekmambetov is afraid to try new things. Over the..."

March 12, 2018 SXSW Post by Matthew Monagle

Night Watch
Russia's highest box-office grosser (until the release of its sequel) is a stylish sci-fi thriller that's filled with adrenaline-fueled pacing, an abundance of gory effects, a death metal soundtrack, and a convoluted narrative that puts The Matrix to shame.
"...Directed by: Timur Bekmambetov. Starring: Konstantin Khabensky, Vladimir Menshov, Valery Zolotukhin, Maria..."

March 3, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Wanted
Based on Mark Millar’s ultraviolent comic-book miniseries, Wanted isn’t so much a movie as it is a parade of fast cars, big guns, heavy metal guitars, exposed cleavage, and tests of masculinity.
"...Directed by: Timur Bekmambetov. Starring: James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman, Angelina Jolie, Terence..."

June 27, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Day Watch
The second in a Russian science-fiction trilogy is a fantastic sight to behold, but don't try explaining the plot.
"...Directed by: Timur Bekmambetov. Starring: Konstantin Khabensky, Vladimir Menshov, Valery Zolotukhin, Maria..."

June 15, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

First-Person Mayhem
Insane POV film Hardcore Henry unleashes the ultraviolence
"...video came out, I got a Facebook message from Timur Bekmambetov, our producer." Long a film hero in Russia,..."

March 11, 2016 Screens Feature by Kahron Spearman

Aural Education
John Pierson's Master Class airs on KUT
"...producing powerhouse and Austin institution Elizabeth Avellán (Spy Kids); Timur Bekmambetov, the Kazakhstan native and director of 2008's patently..."

July 30, 2010 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

9
9 is a beautifully and imaginatively animated fable, whose vague story about social cooperation is not equal to its visual grandeur.
"...Acker. Co-produced by, among others, Night Watch/Day Watch director Timur Bekmambetov and Tim Burton, 9 is a beautifully animated..."

Sept. 11, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

What's Fantastic at Fantasia
Highlights from the Canadian genre fest, plus films you may see soon
"...2018's more experimental genre titles. Two of Russian producer Timur Bekmambetov computer screen-grab dramas, the thriller Profile and Unfriended:..."

Aug. 14, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Announces Audience Awards
First Match, All Square lead narratives
"...Visions: Profile (D: Timur Bekmambetov) Screens tonight: Alamo Lamar B, 5:15pm..."

March 17, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Unleashes Massive Film List
High-concept horror A Quiet Place to open fest
"...Profile D: Timur Bekmambetov Looking to investigate recruitment techniques of ISIS to..."

Jan. 31, 2018 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest: Zoology
Director Ivan Tverdovsky on the tale of a tail
"...cinema, American audiences know the bigger name directors like Timur Bekmambetov and Andrey Zvyagintsev, but not many Russian films..."

Sept. 22, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

My Night at the Movies Part II
"...– he called the comic-book adaptation from Russian filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov "so salacious and voyeuristic as to be almost..."

July 2, 2008 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

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