Good movie

Saw an impressive movie recently, called “Brothers” - by Susanne Bier. It’s been out for a couple of years. This is about what war can do to a soldier when returning home. As with another excellent movie called “After the Wedding”, Susanne Bier excels at exposing the complexity of life and cultural differences in a non-judgmental way. We need way more directors like her. In fact, we need way more women directors, seeing how men just end up creating “terminators”, “die hards”, and “apocalypses”.

I have a boundless respect for movies which address major issues without pointing the finger or talking in primitive “us vs. them” terms, as epitomized by the “you’re either with us or against us” phrase. On the human level, every attempt to define “us” and “them” ends up being shallow - there is only me and you. Life is not about labeling opponents, adversaries, enemies, or terrorists, but about building bridges and crossing them - one person at a time, if need be. Brothers (the movie) is an illustration of that.

Ok, now you can go back to doing whatever nerdy stuff you were doing ;)