Lady Bird is a disarming, sincere coming-of-age film. The acting is solid, the main characters are likeable, and the plot both makes you laugh and delivers a few lumps in your throat. I also liked the fact that it takes place in 2002, when smartphones were not yet dominating everyday life.
I'd describe Annihilation as "Scifi Private Ryan". A bunch of soldiers goes on a search mission to find out more about an alien invasion, disguised as the mother of all lens flares.
I think Annihilation has some intriguing facets, such as the refraction of DNA causing creative mutations. But there were also a number of unconvincing elements, such as the plot: five women who barely know each other and are relatively inexperienced in combat go on an armed, suicidal mission…
Antichrist left quite an impression on me. The level of creativity and originality in this movie is rare and comparable with masterpieces like Eraserhead by David Lynch.
Let me start by stating that this movie is clearly one of those 'either you love it or hate it' cases. The explicit sexual content and unconventional approach to horror is definitely not suitable for Hollywood aficionados.
Lars von Trier proves he is a true maestro in establishing a very effective feeling of…