Tag: sci-fi and technology

The Machine (film review by Frank Ochieng).

May 1, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Machine (film review by Frank Ochieng).

There are selective moments where writer-director Caradog W. James’s ‘The Machine’ runs as well as…eh, let’s say for a lack of a handier phrase ‘a well-oiled machine’. This low-budget dystopian drama revisits the familiar moral dilemma concerning the manipulative message of tapping into the ‘man vs. machine’ realm, something that has been played out with more convincing […]

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Transcendence (film review by Frank Ochieng).

April 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
Transcendence (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Cinematographer-turned-director Wally Pfister (a close film-making collaborator with movie mastermind Christopher Nolan) decides to take on the realm of technology cynicism in the somnolent sci-fi techno-thriller ‘Transcendence’. There certainly has been attempts to provide shrewd commentary on the weary connection between man’s progressive manipulation and the technological tendencies that shape our societal sensibilities. However, ‘Transcendence’ feels structurally stiff and […]

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