O'Doherty: We're now living in our own dystopian movie
Published 16/08/2015 | 02:30
Despite my sunny demeanour, I've always been rather obsessive about dystopian movies, particularly those that feature fictional news broadcasts in the background which offer a bigger-picture glimpse of the disaster that is unfolding.
I doubt that I'm the only person who watched the increasing chaos from Kos, Calais and the Mediterranean without thinking of Alfonso Cuarón's Children of Men.
We may not have reached the central conceit of the movie (based on the brilliant book of the same name by PD James), which is that women have stopped having babies and the human race is now dying, one by one.