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  • The Dead Zone

    The Dead Zone

    The absolute terror of one's own fate. It takes a while for the true core of the story to come into focus, but once it does, it becomes something really thrilling/twisted. Similar to "Dead Ringers," there are hints about what direction the story will take, but outside of the question at the press conference, they're not overbearing enough to take focus away from what is happening in the present.

    This is probably a story that works significantly better as a…

  • Wax, or The Discovery of Television Among the Bees

    Wax, or The Discovery of Television Among the Bees

    Mines the hideous and trippy possibilities of early digital graphics in a way that reminds me distinctly of what Weirdcore does with deep/machine learning and significantly more sophisticated 3D-modeling technology today. Cyberpunk surrealism fueled by free association editing.

    I didn’t pay a ton of attention to the “story” but it felt like the narration was more for mood than real narrative; maybe I’m just not smart enough to get it. Will probably rewatch this on mute to Boards or Canada’s “Geogaddi” or Aphex Twin’s “Selected Ambient Works vol. II” eventually.