The Matrix – spiritual message in sci-fi

The Matrix (1999) — Though its award winning special effects are now common place, a Google search for “The Matrix spiritual message” generates 6.5 million results some 20 years after its release.  Stunning action sequences combine with the heady sci-fi premise that humans live in a illusory world concocted by their machine overlords.  These mental munchies provide a feast for spiritual nerds. Continue reading “The Matrix – spiritual message in sci-fi”

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 (must we all?). 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”