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simulacrum

Reproductions of Che’s image revolve around the original reproduction of Che’s image.

I just finished working out the simulacrum in the film, The Thirteenth Floor – about simulated realities that imperceptibly transform into authentic, independent realities.

And here comes simulacrum again – in Chevolution., a documentary directed by Luis Lopez and Trish Ziff, which chronicles Read the rest of this entry »

I recently flew to London. Even though it was a redeye and I should have been sleeping, just like the kid who turns the sound way down and sneaks in a forbidden late night in front of the tv, I watched three inflight movies – Haywire, Young Adult and Chronicle.

Haywire – disappointing but we’ll get to that soon
Young Adult – I was not a fan of Juno. I thought it was style over substance, and hipster style at that. But Young Adult was surprisingly engaging and I welcomed the dark ending.
Chronicle – I know it was a hit with the kids so I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. I am still wondering what all the fuss was about.

I am almost always up for a movie. Any movie. I’d rather watch a movie over tv not because of any issue with quality but because a movie is generally self-contained and as a completist, I can tick something off my list in a couple of hours rather than Read the rest of this entry »