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  • Annihilation

    Annihilation

    ★★★

    I wanted to love this as much as the book but was mostly underwhelmed and disappointed. I don't mind an adaptation that wanders far from its source material, but this is almost an entirely different story with a vaguely similar initial premise to the book, and very few of the changes are for the better:
    -the book enhances its mystery and paranoia by beginning mid-mission, and uses an occasional flashback to portray pre-mission happenings (which still can't be entirely trusted.)…

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★½

    This still has some amazing moments in the long middle section that I love, but wow are the opening and closing sections even more tedious and bad on second watch. And if they give a Razzie for sound mixing, this surely deserved it. I'm curious how Nolan's next film will be now that his faults and strengths have been so clearly explicated here.

    On a side note: How about a re-edit of this that starts when the rockets fire (what…