Dieter

I was talking to Ana in a crowded coffee place when someone who seemed way too big for the little tables joined us. ‘Hi!’ Ana said. ‘This is Dieter.’ I smiled to him, he said hi, and he threw his phone between Ana and me. Ana picked it up and scrolled through his messages, obviously… Read More Dieter

Mindreading, Memories and Intimacy, ‘The Hood Maker’ vs. ‘Crocodile’

The Hood Maker is the first episode of Electric Dreams, an anthology series based on short stories of Philip K. Dick. It starts with a mob protesting against the telepaths (called teeps, mutants who can read minds). The people want to secure their privacy and they fear that the teeps will take over. The teep’s… Read More Mindreading, Memories and Intimacy, ‘The Hood Maker’ vs. ‘Crocodile’

You Were Never Really Here, an excercise in style that keeps you at a distance

The story is grim; traumatized veteran Joe, living with his elderly mom, works as a hitman in the private sector, mostly to rescue young girls from sex slavery, with a hammer. But it is style and not the story that makes it uncomfortable to watch. The camera’s view is close to Joe, but not close… Read More You Were Never Really Here, an excercise in style that keeps you at a distance