Review: Arrival

Denis Villeneuve tends to be a filmmaker fixated by the darkness at the heart of humanity, with his previous works featuring such cheery themes as torture, the unending cycle of cartel violence and anti-feminist massacres. It’s something of a relief then to see him move to somewhat lighter territory in Arrival, a fundamentally hopeful and […]

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The US Election through the Lens of the Screen

Mirror, Mirror, on the Mall By Chris Allnutt Last week, Black Mirror’s creators took to Twitter to deny rumours that the American election was merely an extension of the show. “This isn’t an episode,” they tweeted, “This isn’t marketing. This is reality.” Co-creator Charlie Brooker initially worried that 2013 episode “The Waldo Moment,” which shows […]

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