Ready Player One
First screened in April 2018
Director: Steven Spielberg. Cast: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Lena Waithe, Mark Rylance, Simon Pigg, T.J. Miller, Philip Zhao, Win Morisaki, Hannah John-Kamen, Ralph Ineson, Susan Lynch, Clare Higgins. Screenplay: Zak Penn and Ernest Cline (based on the novel by Ernest Cline). Twitter Capsule:
Constant, impressively orchestrated movement, on the brink of losing control. Acting, writing not strong suits.
I'm not hoping film advances in this direction, but the synthesis of gaming, cinema, and virtual reality is remarkable, at least in its ambition.