Annihilation ★★★★

For a film that directly pays homage to 2001: A Space Odyssey, Alien and numerous Tarkovsky films, Annihilation manages to be one of the most original and mind-bending science fiction films I’ve ever seen. Even though it constantly tries to pull itself back to action sequences or scenes where people sit and explain what we just witnessed, this is a highly imaginative film about existentialism. My friend and I made the mistake of getting high halfway through the film. I do not recommend this, it was distressing.