Delightfully dark and weird with stellar performances. Another Lanthimos delight.
You don’t choose your family. Part of what makes get-togethers at the end of the year so interesting is the different dynamics of the people you share blood with. Contradicting personalities forced upon one another, often clashing heads and attempting to find some form of civility with a group of people nature has thrust together through the process of procreation. It’s a difficult, tense time for many, with the overall sense that you need to get along with these people…
"Don't choke on your own ambition"
Rogue one is impeccable visually. From Edward's direction to the visual effects work, it's astounding. The first hour however falters plot-wise, introducing too many characters and not giving them room to breathe. Despite this though, the performances shine through with some utterly fantastic moments of wonder and emotion. Felicity Jones (Oh how I love you) is fantastic as Jyn, with Alan Tudyk sneaking in again and stealing the show as another great droid K2-SO.…
"I don't think they want anything"
Too many times it's frustrated me how the majority of science fiction films that deal with extraterrestrial life struggle to portray it as anything other than in a physical being. We're supposedly special in our humanoid form, yet films often portray aliens in similar ways. Garland throws that out the window and stamps on it.
Annihilation is cold, brash and unnerving with a wonderful second half that makes me question so much of what…