A List for 2009 – District 9

This was the best movie I saw all year.  District 9, by Neill Blomkamp.  It’s like a creature from a bestiary, made from the parts of many different animals.  It’s a sci-fi blockbuster with aliens and giant robots, yes, but it’s also an exploration of prejudice and a take on possibly the best short story ever written, Kafka’s The Metamorphosis.  It has … Read More

A List for 2009 – The Ooser

  I just love this fella.  He’s the Ooser (who I wrote about in the summer).  Knowing that this big, dopey-looking wooden head exists is enough to bring a smile to my face.  Since initially posting about him on this blog, I’ve found two great pieces of journalism that I wanted to link to.  The first is an article from the … Read More