If you take nothing else away from the review, hear this: ANNIHILATION is exactly what you'd expect of a new Alex Garland film: ambitious, introspective, kinda navel-gazey, haunting. That's a good thing.
Dan O’Bannon’s story is one of unabashed creativity and generic infusions, both in terms of hybridization and innovation. It is with this consideration and ambitions toward new horizons that we introduce the “Dan O’Bannon Other Worlds Austin Filmmaker Grant,” which we hope will allow burgeoning local voices representing the genres of SciFi, horror, and fantasy, an opportunity to bring those voices to fruition.
I love post-apocalyptic stories because they bring out the best (and worst) aspects of the human character. Our screening has gotten me to think about other great post-apocalyptic films, so I present my own (admittedly biased) list of the top twenty post-apocalyptic films and television series of all time.