Z for Zachariah
First screened in August 2015
Director: Craig Zobel. Cast: Margot Robbie, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Chris Pine. Screenplay: Nissar Modi (based on the novel by Robert C. O'Brien). Twitter Capsule:
Cast, production values write checks film can't cash. Richer expansion or grittier, nastier compression would help.
Post-apocalyptic dramas are rarely this quiet or pared down, but they're hardly uncommon anymore. Bolder movie might have pushed harder on faith, sex, science, or race.