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Annihilation and the Impermanence of Self

[Note: This essay discusses the narrative of Annihilation in its entirety.] Think of yourself as you were ten years ago. What were you like back then? Were you shorter? Heavier? Thinner? Was your hair longer or fuller? Was it a different color? Did you have fewer lines

Annihilation [Review]

There is perhaps no image in science fiction more indelible than that of a team of explorers taking their first steps onto alien terrain. It combines the thrill of exploration with the terror of the unknown, promising adventure, danger, and bizarre sights the likes of

Dunkirk [Review]

This is the film I’ve been waiting for all summer – one that casts a spell, that fills the theater like a physical force.

Silence [Review]

Silence poses a moral and spiritual quandary,and then sits in silence. How you fill that silence isn’t just what you take from the film, but what it gives to you.