The Road

SUB-GENRES: Drama / Thriller / Survival DIRECTED BY: John Hillcoat WRITTEN BY: Joe Penhall (screenplay); Based on a novel by Cormac McCarthy RELEASE: 2010 PEW PEW: The stage is set for anything and everything to happen in this flick, but it’s not an action movie. CAT FOOD: Unlike most post-apocalyptic films, The Road actually does…

The Martian

SUB-GENRES: Survival DIRECTED BY: Ridley Scott WRITTEN BY: Drew Goddard (screenplay); Based on the novel by Andy Weir RELEASE: 2015 PEW PEW: If you’re an action-only kind of person, your attention might wander. The climax is thrillingly suspenseful. CAT FOOD: The story is very human, with helpings of isolated frustration and triumphant displays of will,…

Enemy Mine

SUB-GENRES: Survival / Drama DIRECTED BY: Wolfgang Petersen WRITTEN BY: Edward Khmara; Based on the novella by Barry B. Longyear RELEASE: 1985 PEW PEW: A decent space dogfight, a suspenseful climax, and survival stakes. CAT FOOD: This film is all about finding friendship where you have been taught to hate. Mild religious themes make the…