Bird Box
First screened in December 2018
Director: Susanne Bier. Cast: Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich, Sarah Paulson, Danielle Macdonald, Tom Hollander, Rosa Salazar, Jacki Weaver, B.D. Wong, Lil Rel Howery, Machine Gun Kelly, Parminder Nagra, Rebecca Pidgeon. Screenplay: Eric Heisserer (based on the novel by Josh Malerman).

Twitter Capsule: Uneven production values, banal direction, dystopian clichés, and maternalist homilies converge to form a thin diversion.

VOR:   As provocative as its premise appears, the movie under-exploits it at the formal level, while hewing close to well-known templates in other respects.

Photo © 2018 Netflix/Universal Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C–

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