[Fantasia 2022] THE ARTIFICE GIRL: A Contemporary Sci-Fi Fable of Ethics

The creation of an artificial intelligence in flesh and blood, modelled after a young girl, brings up all manners of ethical debate in this brilliant little film.

Dichotomies of Violence: Abuse, Autonomy, and BDSM in Nicolas Pesce’s PIERCING

Nicolas Pesce's adaptation of PIERCING, by novelist Ryû Murakami, is a stunning, brutal look at the thin line between pain/pleasure.

Westworld – Season 2, Episode 5: “Akane No Mai”

Even dragons do business in Shōgunworld