SPRING CRITERION MARATHON #83
I really wish I saw this on the big screen. This is my third Tarkovsky and this one is on par with Stalker as far as scale goes.
This is very much a Tarkovsky film. Glacially slow, image driven, lots of philosophical dialogue, all that good stuff. The set design reminded me a lot of 2001 and the original Alien, which is never a bad thing. All the acting felt pretty sincere and atmosphere the film builds really melts over you.
Don't get me wrong, I love Annihilation, but after seeing Stalker and this, it really feels dumbed down in comparison. They all tackle very similar themes, but when your competition is one of the masters…