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.

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Star Wars The Last Jedi – Listening to old voices with a new ear

Star Wars The Last Jedi - 2017 Written and Directed by Rian Johnson Starring Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern, Benicio del Toro After so many movies and so much written and television on the characters and concepts of the force, it was a kind of foregone conclusion that we'd … Continue reading Star Wars The Last Jedi – Listening to old voices with a new ear

X-Men Apocalypse (**): Where do we go from here?

Question 26. Is this the movie where acting goes to die?

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…

A Most Violent Year (****1/2) is a good story excellently told

A Most Violent Year - 2014 Written and Directed by J.C. Chandor Starring Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Alessandro Nivola, Albert Brooks  A Most Violent Year is a fascinatingly simple story that underlines the strength of a man and all the things that contribute and detract from it. Oscar Isaac is Abel Morales, the owner of the small but thriving … Continue reading A Most Violent Year (****1/2) is a good story excellently told