The film Cars 3 opens with a blank screen as Lightning McQueen pumps himself up for the upcoming race: “Speed. I am speed.” Sound familiar?
It seems Einstein’s head is occupied with other things while at the patent office–things that could change the world.
In Ecclesiastes 4:9 we read: “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up the other; but woe to one who is alone and falls and does not have another to help.” (NRSV) Hunt for the Wilderpeople is a cinematic version of those words.
It is easy to miss the joys of life when we are in the midst of the day to day. For Rex, who has lived his whole life in Broken Hill, it is a wonder to see the various landscapes of the Outback. He marvels at the beauty of sunsets. He meets new people.
lots of people are talking about David Bowie, as they should icons, artists, musical geniuses like him seldom appear, and when they do it behooves us to consider, to reflect however, i don’t want to just say more words about Bowie himself . . plenty are being said and by people with better ones to say… [Read More]
It is easy to feel like David and Qoheleth before him that there is nothing new under the sun. The day to day routines that make up life can be so tedious that we may not be able to find anything worth our attention. Yet, there really is a world waiting to be found, to be seen.
Youth is a meditation on what it means to have grown old. Writer/director Paolo Sorrentino (who won the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar for The Great Silence) says in the production notes, “The question I asked myself was, how does one look to the future when one is no longer young?” That kind of existential… [Read More]