Mindreading, Memories and Intimacy, Electric Dreams’ ‘The Hood Maker’ vs. Black Mirror’s ‘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, Electric Dreams’ ‘The Hood Maker’ vs. Black Mirror’s ‘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