I had just gotten on top of my game, and then I fell way way way behind on posting. Between bday festivities, more responsibility at work, and a ski trip even though I don’t ski, the blog has fallen by the wayside. So let’s catch up while I (hopefully) watch the repeat of the Oscars bc said ski trip got me back halfway thru the ceremony.

I was very much surprised by Annihilation. It blew me away actually. It was suspenseful and scary and dramatic and smart and beautiful and grotesque and so much of what I love in a movie. And possibly most importantly, it was a female led cast. Srsly, how many times do you watch these into-the-unknown scifi’s and it’s all dudes? Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodgriguez (my fave in the movie), Tessa Thompson, so so good.

Okay so they didn’t replay the Oscars and I’m watching highlights on YouTube and getting distracted.

My one issue with this film is that the third act gets really weird. But I think I’m okay with that. It’s a weird that made sense in a way, in that it’s fitting for the genre. And it didn’t completely fall apart like I felt happened with Ex Machina. I still don’t understand what happened at all, but I was satisfied enough with the journey to accept it.

Annihilation – \m/ \m/ \m/ \n

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