Monthly Archives: November 2016

Review of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”

* * * B I was really hoping this new entry in the Harry Potter universe would be good, and I wasn’t disappointed. The film is set in 1920’s New York. The protagonist, Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), is a British … Continue reading

Posted in movies | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Post Nationalism: a Letter from a University Professor

An emeritus (retired) philosophy professor at my alma mater (Simon Fraser University) published an open letter on Justin Trudeau’s recent statement that Canada is no longer a nation. I’m republishing it here unaltered. I’ll comment afterward. Multicultural and Post national … Continue reading

Posted in philosophy | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Review of “Prince of Darkness”

F Yes, a zero star rating. I watched half of this film and had to turn it off. It is terrible. A priest, part of a hidden Catholic sect, dies, and his diary reveals that for centuries they have been … Continue reading

Posted in movies | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Top Science Fiction Movies of the 1990s

Here are my top 10 science fiction films of the 1990s, with the reasons why I think they deserve to be on the list: The Matrix: Probably the greatest science fiction film ever made. Gattaca: Possibly the best hard science … Continue reading

Posted in movies | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Review of “Doctor Strange” (no spoilers)

* * * B I really liked this additional to the Marvel cinematic universe, but would say it was good, rather than great. It does a great job with the origin story. One of the major plot lines from the … Continue reading

Posted in movies | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Top Science Fiction Movies this Century

I watched the video Top 10 Science Fiction / Action Movies (2000-2016) by Youtuber PragmatiX. His top ten has zero overlap with my top 20. PragmatiX’s list is as follows: The Matrix Chronicles of Riddick Equilibrium The Terminator: Rise of … Continue reading

Posted in philosophy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment