Ben Cash is raising his family to a Platonian ideal. In the forest of Oregon, they live off the land – growing their own fruits and vegetables; hunting their own meat, and learning art, science and philosophy.
When a tragedy forces them to enter the ‘real world,’ things get dicey.
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Philosophical debate and extramarital affairs make unusual bedfellows in David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method, which details the philosophical debate that caused the rift between Sigmund Freud, the father of modern psychiatry, and Carl Jung, the man who took Psychiatry to the next level – and also follows Jung as he becomes involved with one of his patients.
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I have not read Cormac McCarthy’s The Road so I came to the film with no expectations in that regard. What I saw was a bleak, dank, relentlessly dark film in which every time hope raised its head, it was peremptorily smacked down, which makes the final scene seem like either a cheat or a copout.
The Road follows a man and his son on a post-apocalyptic journey from their home to the coast, always traveling south. It begins somewhere in the middle of the journey and ends when the journey reaches a metaphoric fork in the road.
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