An origin story with no intention of avoiding the inevitable battle sequences.
Author Rich Heimlich
I love movies, tech, politics, games and more. I've been writing professionally since 1985 and, thankfully, have worked with some of the best editors in the business. I never planned to be a writer. It just kept happening. I always tell people I don't believe in fate but that fate seems intent on believing in me. Rich is also a proud member of the Philadelphia Film Critics Circle.
The entire film feels like it’s stuck in a post-coital coma.
Edgy with a rough-hewn style and the grace of a gorilla ordering a pale Pouilly-Fuissé.
A drawn-out reminder of “the grass is always greener” syndrome.
No film in 2017 surprised me more than this one.
Feels as if del Toro borrowed and updated a campy 1950s sci-fi thriller.
Rattles us with an authenticity not often found in films of its era.
A captivating, unrelenting tale that takes no prisoners.
A shockingly empty expanse of unresolved questions and unrealized potential.
This drama perfectly paints a picture that few have any interest in displaying.