movie review

Some Choices You Don’t Get to Make: What’s Wrong with Me Before You

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I’m just back from watching the controversial new film Me Before You, which opened on Friday, June 3, to modest reviews and much protest from disability rights groups like Not Dead Yet. Both the film’s screenplay and the best-selling book upon which it’s based were written by novelist JoJo Moyes. The film’s main characters are […]

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A Review of Splice

By Matthew Eppinette, CBC New Media Manager Splice is a science fiction / horror film about genetic experimentation gone wrong. Clive and Elsa (Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley) are scientists working to combine strands of DNA from multiple animals to create a new organism that will generate proteins aimed at curing animal diseases. Achieving success […]

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My Sister’s Savior

What does it say about a society which permits, no, which condones the use of medicine and technology for the sole purpose of creating human life just to destroy it? Is says we are the culture that has morally and tragically lost its way. My Sister’s Keeper, Jodi Picoult’s 2004 novel, just came out on […]

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Children of Men: Film review

We had planned to run this review last week, but held off in order to comment on the recent news on the discovery of amniotic fluid stem cells that “hold much the same promise as embryonic stem cells.” And we were even tempted today to postpone the review again so as to provide commentary on […]

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Million Dollar Missed Opportunity

(from IF ACADEMY AWARDS were given for the greatest lost opportunity, /Million Dollar Baby/ would have won them, too. As anyone who has been paying attention to the ruckus mounted ably and righteously by the disability rights community must now know, the movie climaxes with Frankie, Clint Eastwood’s character, euthanizing the once indomitable Maggie, […]

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Gattaca: Read the review. Discuss. Donate!

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The story of Gattaca is set in “the not-too-distant future”, a chilling expression which infers that its author and director is certain that not only people are evolving towards the society described in his visionary film, but also that it is happening very fast. In this future, most children are genetically manipulated while still embryos. […]

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