Looking into the young faces of Vietnam 2015, hearing their questions about the time when I lived in their country, before they were born, before their parents were born, I kept seeing faces from long ago, all but one of them dead now.
'Interstellar' is rightly praised for its adherence to the real science of black holes, wormholes, extra dimensions and time travel. But it goes deeper. Perhaps the philosophy of 'Interstellar' as well as its science, is worth exploring.
Ladies and gentlemen. It is my opinion, in every fiber of my being, that I have just witnessed not just the best film of this century thus far, but one of the best to have hit the eyes, imaginations, and consciousness of audiences worldwide.
Walking up to the scene of the Starz Outlander Red Carpet Premiere on Friday, July 25, 2014 was a truly thrilling sight to behold. Huge throngs on fans wrapped the sides of The Spreckels Theatre in San Diego in eager anticipation of seeing the premiere of Outlander.
At certain "locations" in spacetime, there is a wormhole such that, if you jump in, you'll emerge at some point in the past. To the best of our knowledge, these time loops are not ruled out by the laws of physics.
About Time is a romantic comedy -- a genre I feel is fading in quality and relevance as repetition, the modern realities of relationships, and the myth of couples living "happily ever after" have exposed the shallowness of the genre's clichés.
The script is also to blame for the failure of this film. For an animated movie to be successful these days it has to attract an adult audience just as much as a kids' one. This usually means having some one liners that are sharp and clever and that go over the kids' heads.
I heard a lot of critics sniff at the inclusion of Richard Curtis' About Time in this year's New York Film Festival. The same cadre, no doubt, uses Curtis' Love, Actually as an example of what's wrong with romantic comedy.
Do you believe in free will? Then you cannot travel into the future, even though our understanding of the limits of technological progress almost guarantee that we will have a mechanism for doing so one day.