This is the “Annihilation” week in Natland, and we have a few more news about Alex Garland’s film…
-Here are a few more great stills and behind the scenes images of the movie:
–Slashfilm has a great story about Natalie’s career, and how she is becoming one of the most interesting actresses of her generation.
–Buzzfeed has also an interesting article on the film (with some spoilers, so warning if you aren´t seen the movie):
Annihilation is some heady nightmare fuel, but its most striking quality may be how little it has in common with the current trends in mainstream science fiction. The film is a throwback to a period when sci-fi was an oddball genre instead of a dominant and increasingly fan-driven one; it heavily references Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker, and its surreal ending brings to mind Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. In 2018, deep into the era of the “cinematic universe” and series like Westworld, whose very structure begs to be diagrammed, Annihilation’s hallucinatory haziness feels bracingly out of step with the direction expansive sci-fi has been taking. It plays like a response to the age of fan theories and puzzle box fiction, in which stories are set up to be pieced together, with every element eventually snapping into place. When something as mild as the nonrevelations regarding Rey’s parentage in Star Wars: The Last Jedi could turn out to be wildly divisive, the lyrical loose ends and relationship-driven interludes in Annihilation might as well be a raised middle finger.
-Finally, Nerdist has a long interview with Natalie in its last podcast, on the occasion of the release of the film, in which she talks about her life and career in general. Here is the youtube version: