Category: Film

The Matrix

The Matrix. The One. Free Will.

“There is a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.” ~ Morpheus

Back in 1999, in the times of Y2K and a global millennium angst, The Matrix was one of the last movies that gave me a feeling of profound sublimity, this sense of being inspired and taken away to a place where my doubt in the lore of reality was vindicated. Read more

2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey. Kubrick’s Message.

“How could we possibly appreciate the Mona Lisa if Leonardo had written at the bottom of the canvas, ‘The lady is smiling because she is hiding a secret from her lover’? This would shackle the viewer to reality, and I don’t want this to happen to 2001.” ~ Stanley Kubrick

Perhaps it was the psychedelic movement of the late 1960’s that saved Stanley Kubrick’s tale of first contact with an extraterrestrial intelligence from oblivion. The initial response to the film was polarized if not hostile, and at the box office it wasn’t a hit either. Rumor has it MGM, ready to pull the movie after a few weeks, was told by theater owners there’s more people coming to the screenings but those people were somewhat different – a young, pot smoking crowd. Read more

Minority Report

Once upon a future: Minority Report

In the not so distant future, privacy will be a thing of the past, even the most intimate privacy: our dreams and fears, our desires and dislikes. Our imagination. Ultimately, the freedom of thoughts may become an obsolescent model. This is no science fiction, it’s fast evolving science fact¹. ‘Big Data’ will be the key to our minds, whereas the actual benefits for Jane and John Doe remain in the dark. As do the real beneficiaries. Read more

K-PAX

Anything is possible: K-Pax

In 2001, it was maybe a little out there to believe there are billions of Earth-like planets in the Milky Way. Meanwhile, it’s kind of ‘yesterday’s news’. Considering the number of 350 billion or so large galaxies, the implications seem unfathomable; especially since it’s more and more likely we’re not alone in this universe. It doesn’t stop there either: Just a few years ago astronomers have found evidence of other universes, poetically called ‘cosmic bruises’. Read more