Children of Men ★★★★

A near-future dystopian movie with two single-shot sequences that are among the best ever committed to film, Children of Men contains nods to great art, literature and music and presents a plausible sci-fi premise. The film's major weaknesses are the slightly underdeveloped protagonist played by Clive Owen and a performance by Michael Caine that is enjoyable but hammy. Still, this film is an impressive blend of blockbuster set pieces with high concept moviemaking.