Drunk is truth
"I'm afraid I can't explain myself, sir. Because I am not myself, you see?”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
Returning to Annihilation after re-watching Arrival makes for an interesting viewing experience. (Before I go in on both of these films, though, please note that I love them both, warts and all). Both are high-concept, sci-fi films that hinge their narratives on scientific ideas - mitosis/apoptosis/DNA replication and the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, respectively - that they have a shaky grasp on.…
Don't feed me any more lines from Monsters Inc. It pisses me off.
Full review coming to talkfilmsociety.com soon.
But, Edgar Wright's latest is *AMAZING*. Half-music propelled heist film, half-Bonnie and Clyde-esque (kinda) love story. First scene alone cemented this as one of my favorites of the year and probably won't drop very far even by the end of the year.
Bump this up to the top of your need-to-watch lists.
Why are they here?
Arrival is, in many ways, the exact story we need in this post-election climate. Whether your side won, lost, or never even had a chance, this past year has revealed a deep pain in this country. That pain isn't restricted to the left nor is it restricted to the right. So, Villeneuve's tale of unity and cooperation - unfortunately renamed from the far more apt and intimate title of its source material: Story of Your Life…