“Tomb Raider” (2018). I’m several years separated from my gaming days (which included the Playstation and PC editions of Tomb Raider) and the Angelina Jolie starrer “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” from 2001 seems just like a distant memory, I came in watching the reboot without high expectations with a promise that I will not do comparisons. It was, well, satisfactory. I adore the demeanor of this new cinematic version of Croft. I do want a sequel though.
“Submergence” (2017). This one I enjoyed thoroughly. I’m impressed with the screenplay which is tempting me to grab a copy of the J. M. Ledgard novel with which this film was based upon. I’m such a wuss for movies like this I admit I shed a tear or two in the end. I just couldn’t stop myself from empathizing with the gut-wrenching longing of the two protagonists (Vikander and James McAvoy) for each other brought upon by their opposing, extraordinary circumstances. Vikander’s performance here is the best I’ve seen so far (out of the four or five films of her that I’ve watched). Now I want to comb through her filmography.