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‘Something Else’: A Romantic Monster Movie With Terrific Balance Of Genre & Emotion [Tribeca Review]

Imagine if you took David Lowery‘s “A Ghost Story” and included a creepy-crawly terror that scratched at the door, or if Terrence Malick‘s “Badlands” took place in a desert close to where the worms in “Tremors” reside. It takes a true believer in the power of genre filmmaking to mount something so lovely and dreamlike against such a ludicrous, fanged backdrop, but that’s exactly what filmmakers Jeremy Gardner and Christian Stella pull in “Something Else,” a joyous, strange creation that you could potentially describe as a “rom-monster” film.

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