Cult Cinema: Cronos
As a fan of most everything Guillermo Del Toro has done, I can honestly say that this was one of my favorites. It's a simple story that wears it's influences on it's sleeve. That's not necessarily a bad thing either. While watching it, I felt like I was watching a lengthened classic episode of the Twilight Zone. It thrives and succeeds at taking a simple tale and adding a depth that most current films lack.
As one of his first films, I was dumbfounded at the quality of this film. Del Toro definitely had a vision and held strong while developing this signature film. The film was quite obviously made on a tight budget. However, this only strengthened Cronos with a strong sense of old school storytelling and vintage style graphics work.
If you've never seen Cronos, do yourself a favor and watch it immediately. You'll definitely enjoy it.