Annihilation (***) almost overcomes its disadvantages

For Garland, this is on par with Ex-Machina. For many, this will be seen as success. I was only mildly impressed with that movie too. So I will just wait for the next Jeff Nichols film and hope enough people notice he's been outpacing everyone for years.


Ex Machina (***) – Where there’s a will…

Ex Machina - 2015 Written and Directed by Alex Garland Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Oscar Isaac, Sonoya Mizuno Ex Machina scratched an itch I've had since seeing that Gleeson and Isaac were added to the ever-expanding list of new actors entering the Star Wars universe. There has been a pretty good track record of actors added to the burgeoning … Continue reading Ex Machina (***) – Where there’s a will…

Dredd: A world that no one wants to live in

Dredd - 2012 Director Pete Travis Starring Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Wood Harris, Leana Headey Written Alex Garland One could suppose that there is an attempt at some artistic statement to be made with the world as it appears in Dredd, which is the 2nd attempt at starting a franchise based on the comic book.  Something akin to … Continue reading Dredd: A world that no one wants to live in