The Lobster Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos Written by: Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthimis Filippou Reviewed by Wanda Waterman “Humankind struggles with collective powers for its freedom, the individual struggles with dehumanization for the possession of his soul.” ~Saul Bellow Have … Continue reading Speculating on the Dystopian Aftermath of an Overly Sexualised Culture
Film: The Congress Director: Ari Folman Adapted from the novel The Futurological Congress, by Stanislaw Lem “For those who stubbornly seek freedom, there can be no more urgent task than to come to understand the mechanisms and practices of indoctrination. These are easy to perceive in the totalitarian societies, much less so in the system of ’brainwashing under freedom’ to which we are subjected and which all too often we serve as willing or unwitting instruments.” -Noam Chomsky Ari Folman, an Israeli film director, screenwriter, and film score composer, took some pretty broad liberties with the novel The Futurological Congress: … Continue reading A Leggy Blonde, a Cartoon Dreamworld, and a Pharmaceutical Corporation . . . What Could Possibly Go Wrong?