The Tree of Life (2011)

When you think about it, it is extraordinarily unlikely that we are here. We stand at the end of a very long line of sequential events; the big bang, the formation of matter, the cooling of the universe, the creation of stars, galaxies, planets, the emergence of organic chemistry, and biology, multi-cellular organisms, intelligence, sentience. A process that took 14 billion years, that we are only just beginning to understand; from an infinite explosion, to me sitting at my laptop. Continue reading The Tree of Life (2011)

Amelie (2001)

In 2001 I lived in Sydney, in a tiny apartment in Glebe. I could walk to work in the city, walk down to Glebe markets on a Saturday and, best of all, walk to the Valhalla cinema on Glebe Point Rd. This was one of the city’s last truly independent cinemas, run by a handful of film nerds on no budget, out of what was once a glorious old theatre palace, slowly collapsing into ruin. It looked like the Grand Budapest Hotel. Continue reading Amelie (2001)