Splice [2010]

Although it occasionally suffers from terrible dialogue, it’s still a brave and exciting sci-fi/horror hybrid (pun intended). A surprisingly touching film, Splice raises some interesting questions about ethics, the future (or present) of science and responsibility. Also surprising: great work from Sarah Polley and Adrien Brody. Delphine Chanéac is magnetic in a very silent-film-star kind of way. I’m not saying that Splice is light viewing, but the climactic scene is really disturbing and doesn’t go in the same direction the whole film had gone before it.