Wall Street collapses in The Big Short. The 2008 financial crisis left millions in the United States unemployed and without homes. It expanded into a worldwide financial and economic crisis. Not surprisingly in America, Hollywood revisits the economic ‘bubble’ created by mortgage dealers and reckless -too big to fail- banks. Continue reading Reflections on movie The big short
Category Archives: Movies
Tomorrow is uncertain
In their seemingly simple film Deux jours, une nuit (2014) and in sharp sunlight the Dardenne brothers show a young woman fighting for her job: Sandra. Continue reading Tomorrow is uncertain
Son of Saul, a hard movie to watch
None of us, editors of this website, dared to go. The movie Son of Saul, by the Hungarian filmmaker László Nemes, was supposedly too hard to look at. Would we be able to deal with the evil we would be exposed to? In the end I decided to go, some strange desire to find out what I could handle, but also to find out whether I could begin to understand what evil can do to those subjected to it. Continue reading Son of Saul, a hard movie to watch
In the name of…
The film takes us to the countryside. We see boys at some kind of correctional institute learning how to lead a well-organised life. Their solidarity is extreme. Continue reading In the name of…
Documentary: What makes us HUMAN?
HUMAN; a documentary directed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand
What is it that makes us human?
Is it that we love, that we fight? That we laugh? Cry? Our curiosity? The quest for discovery? Continue reading Documentary: What makes us HUMAN?
What if the doctor becomes the patient?
To experience something profound and/or severe can change you and can influence how you act. This also applies to doctors and other professionals working in a hospital who suddenly become a patient due to illness or an accident. They end up in a position of being care dependent, with concomitant feelings of discomfort, anxiety and insecurity. Continue reading What if the doctor becomes the patient?