Lucile Hadzihalilovic’s haunting new film is much more interested in mystery than resolution. There are no answers to be found, only strangeness, horror, and just enough sanity to hold it all together.
Some sort of alien invasion may be transpiring as a result of a meteor strike, but the characters are already peculiar enough to be fairly alien themselves. When weird things happen to weird people, it feels almost expected, rather than unsettling.
The Toronto International film festival is so vast that it’s hard to get a handle on it. With a selection of 288 feature films, TIFF is really about a dozen festivals under the umbrella of one. A viewer can only hope to taste a slice of the programming. Even if festivalgoers intend on solely exploring, […]
Written and Directed by Alex Garland Produced by Andrew MacDonald and Allon Reich Released by A24 UK. 110 min. Rated R With Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Oscar Isaac, and Sonoya Mizuno The apt title of novelist/screenwriter/producer Alex Garland’s debut film is abbreviated from the popular theatrical device deux ex machina, which literally translates to “God […]