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Black Mirror: Season 3 Review — San Junipero

The “San Junipero” episode does this interesting thing where it takes its thesis statement and completely throws it at the butt of it. And by doing that, it takes what starts out being an almost metaphysical mystery (where in the world does the Black Mirror stuff start happening?) and turns it into the antithetical statement […]

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Black Mirror: Season 3 Review — Playtest

The fundaments of “Playtest” is pretty much ideal. The director is Dan Trachtenberg, the same guy behind this year’s fantastic 10 Cloverfield Lane. He manages to channel the same claustrophobic sensory hype of the movie but skews closer to traditional horror. Trachtenberg makes sure to skip easily between the calm of our world and this […]

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Black Mirror: Season 3 Review — Nosedive

If you haven’t talked to a youth lately, then most of this episode is probably foreign to you. Here’s the gist, though: the dark, choppy waters of social media has become a terrifying landscape of anxiety, platitudes, and empty reciprocation. If you don’t like someone’s Instagram post, you’re sending a message. If you @ someone, […]

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