The tricks and treats of “Halloween”…

A new “Halloween” film (the eleventh of the franchise to date) arrived in cinemas this past week.  I’ve long been fan of both the films and the holiday, but I wish I hadn’t heard so much positive buzz on this one before I saw it for myself (it’s that whole ‘expectations’ thing).   While I…

Alex Garland’s “Annihilation” creates something new from borrowed DNA…

Writer/director Alex Garland (“Ex Machina”) has a new science fiction movie in cinemas now that will probably not be a giant crowdpleaser/moneymaker, but it is also one of the most thought-provoking, intelligent and genuinely interesting movies I’ve seen since “Blade Runner 2049.”  And it’s not a sequel or a prequel, nor is it based on…