Annihilation

‘Annihilation’ director Alex Garland talks us through its mesmerizing ending

WARNING: There are huge SPOILERS ahead of Annihilation.   So please, please, please don’t read ahead if you haven’t seen Alex Garland’s beguiling sci-fi horror hybrid yet. But once you’ve righted that wrong head back here immediately to read Garland’s...

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 1:47pm

‘Annihilation’ blends ‘Alien’ with ‘2001’ to create a gorgeous and challenging sci-fi spectacle

‘Annihilation’ Director: Alex Garland Starring: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, Oscar Isaac Rating: R 4.5 (Out Of 5) Globes   Plot: Lena (Natalie Portman) is a biologist mourning the disappearance and supposed death of her...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 12:42pm

‘Annihilation’ director Alex Garland will never dumb down

Annihilation is a defiantly original film. It's not just that it has stunning visuals, a peculiar atmosphere, and it bravely deviates from Jeff VanderMeer’s source material, but it is proudly complex and has been widely praised for its prominently female cast, too. Writer and director...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 3:51pm

‘Annihilation's’ Alex Garland does not understand directors who make sequels

While some directors are more than happy to stay in their comfort zones, Alex Garland likes to push and test himself with each new project. After making his debut with the claustrophobic and intense “Ex Machina” it was understandable that Garland would move onto the more expansive and...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 12:14pm

How ‘Annihilation’ director Alex Garland feels about the film being released on Netflix

After the huge success of “Ex Machina” there were high hopes for what its writer and director Alex Garland might bring to the big-screen next. The first glimpses of “Annihilation,” his adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer’s novel, suggested that he had made a visually...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 10:53am