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Interstellar: The Story of Love

Interstellar: The Story of Love

I think Interstellar might be one of my favourite films of all time. I’ve seen it three or four times now and each time I find it enriching to watch. This film is coated in physics and chemistry with tons of sci-fi goodness, yet at […]

Channel 4’s Eden: Can we start again?

Channel 4’s Eden: Can we start again?

What if we could start again? Is the catchphrase of the new TV series on Channel 4 called Eden. It’s a social experiment seeing how modern Britons cope with a year out in the sticks, surviving on the land rather than on their smart-phones. The […]

Pokemon Go & Creating Community

Pokemon Go & Creating Community

You have probably seen a new craze hit the gaming and social media world in the last couple of weeks: Pokemon Go. It seems everyone is playing it! News articles keep popping up in my feed about the game and friends have been posting cartoon […]

Fairy Tales in the Dark

Fairy Tales in the Dark

We have all grown up to the tune of “Once upon a time…” It brings comfort hearing those words as we brace ourselves for the impending adventure. Disney has coined this phrase and produced stories that bring back childhood memories of princes and princesses. Disney […]

Ex Machina: A different kind of Eden

Ex Machina: A different kind of Eden

This post contains some spoilers. Ex Machina is a fascinating film that plunges its viewers into the world of man & machine, creator & creation. The dynamic between the two is rather intriguing and echoes a version of Eden that feels familiar and also slightly alien […]

Traces of Hope in Game of Thrones

Traces of Hope in Game of Thrones

The world of Game of Thrones is a bleak, cold, dark arena. Most likeable characters are killed off too quickly and the ones that have cruelty in their veins seem to keep death at arm’s length. As a fan of this series, I do wonder […]

The Greatest Story ever told

The Greatest Story ever told

  The bible was something I viewed as being boring and obsolete. I thought it was full of rules that were impossible or ridiculous to follow. I thought it was really strange with things like talking snakes, donkeys and a beast that lives in the […]

Thoughts on contextualisation | Part 2

Thoughts on contextualisation | Part 2

  Read Part 1 here. 1.Going to the places of worship in the city. It might be surprising to think of there being places to worship in our city, especially as our culture bends towards secularism. Yet people still worship and create things to worship, […]

Blue Jasmine & the Delusion of the Matrix

Blue Jasmine & the Delusion of the Matrix

“It’s just an accident that we happen to be on earth, enjoying our silly little moments, distracting ourselves as often as possible so we don’t have to really face up to the fact that we’re just temporary people. You can distract yourself a billion different […]

15 Million Merits: Reality of Escapism

15 Million Merits: Reality of Escapism

15 Million Merits is based in a world where exercise bikes power the world and those who are on those bikes earn merits (money) so that they can buy food and accessories for their “doppel” (which is a virtual version of you and you can […]