starring Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Oscar Isaac
written by Alex Garland, based on the novel by Jeff VanderMeer
directed by Alex Garland
by Walter Chaw
'But when we sit together, close,' said Bernard, 'we melt into each other with phrases. We are edged with mist. We make an unsubstantial territory.'
--Virginia Woolf, The Waves
This is what I said. I said, "If you survive, you are this rare thing. We are members of an endangered species, you and I, born with this romance for self-destruction. Most of us don't survive, or survive as something else. But if you do survive, in thirty years, maybe you find yourself across from someone your age now, telling them that there's more to their story if they choose to read on. And it's the most wonderful thing and it's worth the pain of getting there."