Movie of the Week: Children of Men (2006)

Alfonso Cuarón directs Clive Owen, Julianne Moore and Clare-Hope Ashitey in this sci-fi thriller where a broken man is assigned a refugee ward to ferry across a fascist future Britain of a terror groups and concentration camps.

A faultless realist vision of a dystopian U.K. . One that sadly rings quite true with the politics of our current government. The intimate “one-shot” action sequences are gruelling and technically dazzling. The whole quest has a verisimilitude that very few sci-fi flicks, outside of Ridley Scott, ever achieve. Owen’s career best role – a kinda crumpled knight errant who goes from ill fitting high street suit to shoeless immigrant without rights or a pot to piss in over a strenuous weekend. Lots to unpack. Might do a deep dive into it next time I watch.


Perfect Double Bill: Doomsday (2008)

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