You can count me among those who think A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) is one of the more underrated movies of the past decade. And as such a person, I was glad to come across this two-part video essay by Benjamin Sampson last night (via The House Next Door). It may only scratch the surface of what makes this semi-posthumous collaboration between Stanley Kubrick and Steven Speilberg so interesting, but the surface is a perfect place to start, and this video essay scratches it so well:
A.I. Artificial Intelligence — a visual study
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Peter T. Chattaway was the regular film critic for BC Christian News from 1992 to 2011. In addition to his film column, which won multiple awards from the Evangelical Press Association, the Canadian Church Press and the Fellowship of Christian Newspapers, his news and opinion pieces have appeared in such publications as Books & Culture, Christianity Today, Bible Review and the Vancouver Sun. He also contributed essays to the books Re-Viewing The Passion: Mel Gibson’s Film and Its Critics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004) and Scandalizing Jesus?: Kazantzakis’s The Last Temptation of Christ Fifty Years on (Continuum, 2005).