I've updated my Recommended Book and Movie List. One of the new entries on it is Children of Men, which I never saw before because I'm way behind on movies, so I thought I'd mention it specially since I can't be the only one who's just barely in touch with the film world. Right? *crickets chirping*
Anyway... It's a grim film, but hope leaks in around the edges, and the storytelling--and *showing,* in the whole environment of the world--is superb.
FYI, even the Snowpeople have been driven to drink by this winter: