Alex Garland’s newest flick certainly follows in the footsteps of his last, Ex Machina. It too is a slow-paced, high-brow deep dive into humanity and dripping with ambiguity. Based on Jeff VanderMeer’s novel, Annihilation really is gagging to be seen on the big screen – it’s visually stunning at points and the sound design that accompanies it is more than impressive. Anchored by the nearly-always excellent Natalie Portman, the movie also benefits from having a rock-solid supporting cast crammed with…
Game Night is successful in its main aim – it’s a fun movie that hits the majority of its laughs. There’s a great chemistry between the entirety of the main cast, each given time to shine and add to the story which is always appreciated. The main story is, for the most part, executed well, though at times it did overly deviate from the decent path it had forged. With a snappy runtime, there’s barely enough time for the movie…
Compelling, rich and deep.
That’s just Colin Farrell’s beard.
Reuniting after The Lobster, Yorgos Lanthimos and Farrell deliver another strange blast of arty bizarreness with The Killing of a Sacred Deer – a movie that features no deer. Blending in themes of revenge, Ancient Greek mythology, fate and morality (for a few examples), the movie takes you on a strange trip and leaves you feeling strangely numb afterwards.
It’s a deliciously weird movie. But also a pretty solid one too.…
“I think it’s the falling snow that sets the killer off.”
Snigger. It’s a daft line.
Six years after the very good Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Tomas Alfredson returns with the big screen adaptation of Jo Nesbø’s The Snowman novel. One of eleven novels, the story follows detective Harry Hole (also…snigger) as he investigates various murders in Norway, all connected by a chilling (geddit?) calling card – a snowman.
The main crime is that The Snowman got greenlit for release.…