While very much inferior to Ex Machina, Garland's earlier film, - Annihilation is neverthtless a solid film. Worth a watch.
Marvel, take yet another goddamn bow!
The latest offering from the extended cineverse not only boasts of a stellar cast ("Creed" director Ryan Coogler, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Angela Bassett, Andy Serkis, Martin Freeman....boy does the list go on and on), but is one of the most engrossing movies they have come out with in recent times.
First, the visuals. Absolutely spectacular. Be it sweeping shots of the jaw dropping fictional nation of Wakanda, or the brilliantly choreographed action…
Beauty lies in simplcity, as they say, and it couldn't be truer for this incredibly well handled coming of age teen drama. With a smart, well written script, an amazing performance by Steinfeld (this girl has immense potential, she might do wonders in future) and a crackling, very likeable chemistry between her and Woody Harrelson (who as always, is just one of the coolest guys around), "The Edge Of Seventeen" has brought a whole new level of dignity to the…
Probably amongst my favourites from Hitchcock now. Only this man could've taken such a simple premise and filled it with so much suspense. Yes the camera focusing on people's clothes or furniture, in an attempt to maintain the single-shot illusion does seem clumsy at times but jeez, it was the 1940s. The very fact that Hitchcock had the idea of trying to make it look like a single shot (along with maintaining the onscreen events within real time) was damn commendable.