Tag: Sci-fi

Edgar Wright’s The World’s End: To Err is Human (Renewed Mind Movie Talk, Episode 09)

Edgar Wright’s The World’s End: To Err is Human (Renewed Mind Movie Talk, Episode 09)

New episode of Renewed Mind Movie Talk! In this episode, we look at the last entry in the Cornetto Trilogy, a series of movies directed by Edgar Wright (Baby Driver) and featuring actor/writers Simon Pegg and Nick Frost: Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World's End (2013). The World's End is … Continue reading Edgar Wright’s The World’s End: To Err is Human (Renewed Mind Movie Talk, Episode 09)

RMMT Episode 2 – Arrival: Against Security

RMMT Episode 2 – Arrival: Against Security

WARNING: This video contains SPOILERS for the movie Arrival! The 2016 film Arrival offers a different take on the alien invasion story, imagining exposure to an unknown and potentially harmful other as a necessary step toward creating an identity. The bravery in which these characters engage with an alien presence helps Christians think about the … Continue reading RMMT Episode 2 – Arrival: Against Security

Review: Arrival

Review: Arrival

Visual depictions of aliens tend to disappoint. We want something strange and fantastic, frightening in its unknowability, but usually end up with the creatures of Star Trek or Doctor Who: regular ol’ human beings with some extra stuff glued onto their faces. Part of the joy in Denis Villeneuve’s science fiction drama Arrival stems from … Continue reading Review: Arrival