Let’s get this out of the way first: Alex Garland’s Annihilation is a weird movie. Mainstream audiences were destined to hate it, especially after it was mismarketed as a horror film. But if you have the patience to stick with it, the exploration of self-hate and self-destruction, as well as creation, strike some interesting theological notes.
In 1980, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTDS) was added to the Diagnostic Service Manual (DSM), the handbook for psychiatry professionals on mental disorders. The move was controversial at the time, and untreated trauma victims created more social problems. Just ask Leni.
Genre films sometimes produces mindless, trope-filled drivel, and other times use the genre template to engage with something meaningful. Incredibles 2 is the latter.
In a galactic world of thievery and double-crosses, Solo: A Star Wars Story searches for meaning, and is partially successful.
Infinity War is here, so this episode is all about superheroes!
With their third entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Russo brothers have seemingly perfected the Marvel formula.
With its sparse dialogue, high stakes, and relentless tension, A Quiet Place is a thriller of the highest order. But it also portrays a moving and engaging picture of the family, one that values life, even in a fallen world of the most extreme kind.