Jason Ooi

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  • Ex Machina

    Ex Machina

    ★★★

    Honestly couldn't tell ya!

    Its central focus on AI & the Turing Test is its most superficial, uninteresting aspect! As such, corresponding dialogue is pretty bad, and I can't stand Domhnall's character even if Garland (sometimes) comes off as critical of that whole archetype.

    Simultaneously, (see: Danielle Wong's "Dismembered Asian/American Android Parts in Ex Machina as 'Inorganic' Critique) there are productive parallels being drawn between the ongoing Western data Imperialist and historical British Colonial narratives tucked in its more genre-conforming scenes.…

  • The Traitor

    The Traitor

    ★★★½

    thefilmstage.com/reviews/nyff-review-the-traitor-is-an-accessible-arthouse-genre-film-about-conscientious-rebellion/

    full review above, excerpt below!

    Despite 55 long and active years in the film industry and a long list of accolades, Marco Bellocchio remains one of the less recognized Italian auteurs of his stature–an unfathomable distinction when considering the palatable (dare I even say fun) nature of his arthouse cinema. The nonagenarian director’s latest work The Traitor, while retaining the politically-charged and controversially thematic nature of his past films, is perhaps his most accessible work yet. Following real-life mafia…

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  • The Circle

    The Circle

    ½

    Watch Emma Watson and Tom Hanks give a 2-hour TED Talk about why privacy is bad, I mean good, I mean bad? and about why freedom is good, I mean bad, I mean good?

    It's seriously an abhorrent work that inflates the very real issue of privacy to the point of belittling it. Alternates between laughably bad, uncomfortably cringey, and just flat-out boring. This is depraved, hateful cinema.

  • Paper Towns

    Paper Towns

    ★★

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