Maybe CAR-T therapy will be the breakthrough scientists need to eliminate cancer once and for all.
When birth and death are so near in a film, we should expect that we are being asked to reflect not just on mortality, but on the meaning of all that lies between those two bookends of life.
The YA feel of the film comes from the themes that seem to crop up in adolescent stories, such as mortality (it is a time when young people first truly experience the reality of death), freedom and rules, and family and self. All of those themes play out in Morgan and Jordan’s time together, but not always as we think they will.
Set in 2003, Freeheld tells the true story of New Jersey Det. Laurel Hester (Julianne Moore) who, after she is diagnosed with cancer, applies to leave her police benefits to her domestic partner, Stacie Andrews (Ellen Page). However, when her request is denied by the local officials, she suddenly finds herself as a spokesperson for gay marriage in… [Read More]