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.

VOR:   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.

Photo © 2018 Warner Bros./Amblin Entertainment/Village Roadshow Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Visual Effects: Roger Guyett, Grady Cofer, Matthew E. Butler, and David Shirk

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