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Calendar, Night&Day <i>Examined Life</i>

Examined Life

Ideas beam out from Astra Taylor’s engaging new philoso-doc Examined Life; the viewer basks in the intelligence on-screen and, occasionally, soaks up the rays. A purveyor of intellectual vaudeville, the thirty-ish Taylor has mobilized a group of professional philosophers. Coaxed…
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Calendar, Night&Day Think Before You Speak

Think Before You Speak

Ideas beam out from Astra Taylor’s engaging philoso-doc Examined Life; the viewer basks in the intelligence onscreen and, occasionally, soaks up the rays. A purveyor of intellectual vaudeville, the thirtyish Taylor has mobilized a group of professional philosophers. Coaxed from…
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Film, The Meaning of Life

The Meaning of Life

As Dwight D. Eisenhower once observed, "Things are more like they are now than they have ever been before." But why? Is something better possible? Could there be another way of looking at life — or movies? Ideas beam out…
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