Cargo

The film does not give away what it is about from the start. You learn everything as you watch it. The movie “Cargo” starts with an abandoned lake in the middle of rural Australia and a houseboat with 2 adults living there- Andy (Martin Freeman) and Kay (Susie Porter) looking after their 1 year-old daughter…

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

In NATO phonetic alphabet “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” stands for “WTF”. Which is exactly how the New York journalist Kim Baker (Tina Fey) feels when she goes to Bagdad for the first time in 2003 to cover the subject of the war in Afghanistan. She is completely lost and helpless, having people steal her money, getting…

The Innocents

“The Innocents” is a new supernatural British series with remarkable Guy Pearce as Ben – a scientist examining women manifesting unusual abilities. June (Socha Grounshell) lives with her strict stepdad and a disabled brotherĀ in the scenic British countryside. The night before they are about to move to a small island (stepdad’s idea) to live a…

Extinction 2018

Perhaps after so many great films Netflix is running out of ideas? Peter (Michael Pena) is an engineer living with his family in a post-apocalyptic city – The Ark. He keeps having dreams – visions of the events which are about to happen. He feels something bad is coming and his dreams are there to…

Leave No Trace

In “Leave No Trace” war veteran Will (Ben Foster) and his 13 year old daughter Tom (unusual name for a girl!) played by Thomasin McKenzie choose what we would define as homelessness as their lifestyle option. They live in a tent in the National Park in Oregon. They have their own little kitchen hidden under…

How It Ends

This summer season Netflix has given us a lot of sci/fi slash-end-of-the-world-scenarios to pick from. It would have been good if they were slightly less of a copy of one another. The interesting thing about “How It Ends” is that in the film the doomsday comes unexpectedly and out of the blue as it would…

Lost in Space 2018

“Lost in Space” is the Netflix remake of the 1965 American 3-seasons saga about the Robinsons’ family adventures colonising new planets. Let me just cut it short – it is an awful thing to watch. I cannot even find words for how terrible and unrealistic the whole script is. The dynamics between the characters are…