Blade Runner: Asking if androids dream of electric sheep

Blade Runner (1982)

Harrison Ford as a film noir detective of the future whose job is to hunt renegade androids. With only a four-year lifespan, a group of androids led by Roy (Rutger Hauer) battles against time to find their maker. Continue reading “Blade Runner: Asking if androids dream of electric sheep”

Our Town: A double dose of nostalgia

Our Town (1940, 1977, 1989)

A Thornton Wilder play which looks at the pleasures and pains of life in the small New Hampshire town of Grover’s Corners in the early years of the 20th century. The final act of the play is an enlightening look at the resolution of life in death. Continue reading “Our Town: A double dose of nostalgia”

Jacob’s Ladder: a philosophical thriller

Jacob’s Ladder (1990)

A Vietnam vet (Jacob) fears for his sanity as dream-like images and demons begin to appear. Convinced these hallucinations resulted from government experimentation with a mind-altering drug called “The Ladder,” the hero makes a startling discovery about his true nature. Continue reading “Jacob’s Ladder: a philosophical thriller”