Dark, Oozing Ideologies in THE ANTENNA

Orcun Behram depicts a dystopian Turkey that, in certain ways, is not unlike Turkey today.

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Ghoul – Episode 1: “Out of the Smokeless Fire”

Academy recruit Nida Rahim, who turned her own father in as a terrorist, is brought to Meghdoot 31 to interrogate an important prisoner.

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Black Mirror – Season 4, Episode 5: “Metalhead”

A woman is left to survive in the Scottish Moors where metallic, robotic dogs terrorise anybody flesh and blood.

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The Handmaid’s Tale – Season 1, Episode 8: “Jezebels”

While Serena is away, Commander Waterford takes Offred on a night out, where she finds a familiar face.

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The Handmaid’s Tale – Season 1, Episode 2: “Birth Day”

As Offred a.k.a Jane adjusts more to the authoritarian patriarchy, she finds things are never as they seem. And Janine gives birth to her child, only to see it ripped away.

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The Handmaid’s Tale – Season 1, Episode 1: “Offred”

A woman once named Jane now goes by Offred, living under the rule of an authoritarian, patriarchal nation-state ruled with an iron fist.

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Westworld – Season 1, Episode 1: “The Original”

HBO’s Westworld Season 1, Episode 1: “The Original” Directed by Jonathan Nolan Written by Jonathan & Lisa Joy Nolan * For a review of the next episode, “Chestnut” – click here First of all, dig the opening sequence and title song. Very eerie in a sci-fi sense, yet also beautiful, too. Excellent tune. Someone talks toContinue reading “Westworld – Season 1, Episode 1: “The Original””

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Come Get It in the Yarbles: Criminality in A CLOCKWORK ORANGE

Can we ever rehabilitate a criminal mind? Is some supposed rehabilitation too invasive?
A CLOCKWORK ORANGE goes beyond either question with a look at a young man primed for ultra-violence.

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The Lobster: A Terrifying Vision of Lovers in a Dangerous Time

The Lobster. 2015. Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos. Screenplay by Efthymis Filippou & Lanthimos. Starring Jessica Barden, Olivia Colman, Colin Farrell, Rosanna Hoult, Ashley Jensen, Ariane Labed, Ewen MacIntosh, Imelda Nagle Ryan, Angeliki Papoulia, John C. Reilly, Léa Seydoux, Michael Smiley, Rachel Weisz, & Ben Whishaw. Film4/Irish Film Board/Eurimages. Rated 14A. 118 minutes. Drama/Romance/Sci-Fi ★★★★★ Yorgos LanthimosContinue reading “The Lobster: A Terrifying Vision of Lovers in a Dangerous Time”

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Terry Gilliam’s Brazil is a Dystopian Vision of Not-So-Distant Future

Brazil. 1985. Directed by Terry Gilliam. Screenplay by Gilliam, Charles McKeown, & Tom Stoppard. Starring Jonathan Pryce, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm, Bob Hoskins, Michael Palin, Ian Richardson, Peter Vaughan, Kim Greist, Jim Broadbent, Barbara Hicks, Charles McKeown, Derrick O’Connor, Kathryn Pogson, Bryan Pringle, & Shella Reid. Embassy International Pictures. Rated R. 132 minutes.Continue reading “Terry Gilliam’s Brazil is a Dystopian Vision of Not-So-Distant Future”

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