‘The Giver’ what happens when we destroy what makes us human

 The word "dystopian" has always intrigued me. The easy definition is that it means "anti-utopian," but it sets up too facile a dichotomy because life never reaches the utopian ideal except in dreams, books and movies. If anything, dystopian means post-apocalyptic, which most often brings us into the realm of science fiction. A once acceptable world, however imperfect, has self-destructed or suffered destruction from outside forces, or a combination of the two. Whatever is left is … [Read more...]

District 9: Sci-fi action flick is really good

This low-budget sci-fi thriller is one of the best films of the year. Review to follow. Thought-provoking study of humanity and what it means to be human. I found theological themes as well. Good entertainment value. … [Read more...]