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Children of Men (2006)

Fifteen minutes or so into the film I started thinking about stories like 1984 and Brave New World. Dystopic futures that motivate us to get some perspective on the state of the world and the state of the potential future. The film takes place 30 or 40 years in the future in a world where women can no longer have children. Everything comes into light when the human race is about to end, and obviously instead of making the necessary changes, we would fall into a massive downward spiral of fear and violence. Smart and thought provoking and very relevant.

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Sin City (2005)

As my friend Preston put it, “I have been waiting for a movie like this.” It’s been awhile since I saw a film that felt as flawless as this one. The story develops appropriately, and certainly feels like Pulp Fiction, but, as much as the characters don’t need to be accountable as real people, I would dare to say that it excels past Tarantino’s best film. The three stories that develop in the film mix horrific violence with dark humor and translate to some of the best noir I’ve ever seen. Aside from how great the story was, as well as the characters (Mickey Rourke, Clive Owen, and Bruce Willis are all phenomenal) the film looks amazing! Every shot is a masterpiece, and the colors give each character their own personality. I think what it comes down to is that movies like this are the next step in film. Yes we can make movies that look visually stunning, but when we are able to do that in a way that only lends itself to the story, and in no way has to hold it up, that’s the true compilation of technology and great writing