Elsewhere in frightful visions of the future, Children of Men screens at ArcLight Hollywood. Alfonso Cuarón's best film came after Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and before Gravity, and like Idiocracy its plausibility often hits too close to home. Set in a near-future where all women are infertile and humanity could cease to exist in a few short generations, Children of Men manages to show a world that's lost hope without being entirely hopeless itself. In other words, it's just the kind of light viewing our uncertain times demand.
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