First screened in March 2018
Director: Alex Garland. Cast: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Oscar Isaac, Tuva Novotny, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, David Gyasi, Benedict Wong, Sammy Hayman, Josh Danford, Kristen McGarrity. Screenplay: Alex Garland (based on the novel by Jeff VanderMeer). Twitter Capsule:
Ambition and awkwardness in endless refraction. Many ideas, or quasi-ideas, but little feel for actors or film craft.
A different team might have elevated the execution, but I can't gainsay the film's attempts to ask tricky questions and chase novel effects (and affects).