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”

The Fountain: Asking what is life and what is love

The Fountain (2006)

Death is the road to awe.

How many movies would contain that line? Visually entrancing, peppered with thought-provoking moments, and hauntingly scored by Clint Mansell and the Kronos Quartet, The Fountain is nevertheless far from flawless. Continue reading “The Fountain: Asking what is life and what is love”