We find ourselves filled, in spite of everything, with a triumphant love of our fate.Olaf Stapledon
The Last and First Men, a film based on the book by Olaf Stapledon, is the sort of brooding, grey on black meditation on human existence that plunges me into silence. The good silence of death and resurrection, rather than the drowning silence of depression.
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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 with a sci-fi punch”
World of Tomorrow (2015) — At only fifteen minutes, this animated film by Don Hertzfeldt generates hours worth of discussion: time travel, clones, death, the nature of memory and the self, class divisions, love, and more. Continue reading “World of Tomorrow – a review”
Going Clear (2015)
Like Kumare, the documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief is a film to watch not for inspiration, but as a sanity check for your spiritual path.
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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”