Annihilation ★★★★

I really enjoyed this. Though branded as science fiction, the film basically descends into a philosophical take on the concept of human identity and self. Imperfections are there (for one, the dialogue sometimes hits you over the head). But I was captured by the 'Shimmering' right from the start, a place both dream-like and nightmarish in its visuals, and one that manages to feel authentically beautiful, yet eerily haunting
And it delivered a few surprises, too. One of those gems that makes an applaudable effort to challenge how we think.