Samuel Russell: When compiling my list this year I thought a lot about the criteria of what goes on a top 10 list. There’s a subtle but significant distinction between a “top 10 best” and “top 10 favorite” list. I decided to go with favorite. I’m not trying to judge these films on the merits… Continue reading Sam & Chris’ Picks: Best Films of 2018
Ex Machina, Annihilation, and Mary’s Room
Alex Garland explores ways to think and exist in his first two features.
February Round Table Round Up
Sam and Chris are joined by friend Brian Russell and Christian Kozlowski to discuss February releases Black Panther and Annihilation.
I’ve been looking forward to Annihilation since before I even knew what Annihilation was. After seeing Alex Garland’s directorial debut Ex Machina I was immediately excited to see what this filmmaker would do next. Ex Machina was impressively simple and stylish. It made a dialogue driven story utterly cinematic. Annihilation‘s premise didn’t really excite me, and… Continue reading Annihilation (!!!)