Screening Room: ‘Z for Zachariah’

Chris Pine, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Margot Robbie in 'Z for Zachariah' (Roadside Attractions)
Chris Pine, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Margot Robbie in ‘Z for Zachariah’ (Roadside Attractions)

Z for Zachariah is a quiet but intensely melodramatic story about three people trying to make a go of things after the end of the world. Unlike most of your post-apocalyptical adventures (and there are at least two more young adult ones due to hit theaters this year),  has threats aplenty but there of a more elemental nature: loneliness, boredom, starvation, bothering to go on.

It’s a smart piece of work and thusly more than likely to get lost in the end of the summer cinematic shuffle.

Z for Zachariah is opening this weekend. My review is at PopMatters.

Here’s the trailer:

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