Movies reviewed this week: Ascension.
10/5/2019: Ascension (2018): ****
It’s not often you get to mix cosmic Lovecraftian themes with body horror, and in light of that I can strongly recommend Ascension. It’s a nearly perfect low budget movie that starts out tense and ramps up the suspense all the way through until reaching an absolutely unabashedly insane conclusion.
Some of the actors are a bit stilted — I wanted more from Michael Traynor as the father — but Ana Mulvoy Ten has the job of carrying the movie and she’s spectacular. She’s convincing in her panic, her determination, and her self-doubt.
Seek it out if you get a chance.