Archive - 2008
Set in the United Kingdom of 2027, the film explores a grim world in which two decades of global human infertility have left humanity with less than a century to survive. Societal collapse, terrorism, and environmental destruction accompany the impending extinction, with the United Kingdom, perhaps the last functioning government, persecuting a seemingly endless wave of illegal immigrant refugees seeking sanctuary.
I'm surprised I hadn't heard of this one before. It was fantastic. I never would have guessed it was a "companion piece to Cuarón's Y tu mamá también." You couldn't help but think of The Road and also 28 Days Later, and it was interesting for many of the same reasons...but also because so much of it felt so familiar...pervasive anti-immigrant sentiment, soldiers with German shepherds, hooded prisoners, etc.
I give it 5 out of 5.
A group of wannabe suburban gangsters must deal with the repercussions of kidnapping an associate's 15-year-old brother.
This had potential (and it was interesting to learnt that it was based on a true story), but in the end it seemed kind of flat. The most interesting part to me was the way the Jake Mazursky character pretty much left Truelove with no options.
I give it 3 out of 5.
Sat Feb 23
Jonathan is waiting until Sunday to watch UT/Memphis b-ball so he can watch it with the boys.
Jonathan is eating jalapeno hummus.
Thu Feb 21
Wed Feb 20
Jonathan says “It’s on!”…the eclipse, that is.
Jonathan, at Elliot’s suggestion, is planning to observe the lunar eclipse tonight.
Wed Feb 20
Tue Feb 19
Mon Feb 18