Rendering “Realistic” Technological Future(s)

It is easy to forget (while watching or afterward) that Her is a science fiction movie. Having recently viewed Gamer and Her, I would argue that these films, at their core, aren’t entirely different – both attempt to create technological futures. However, I believe, for the most part, audiences would quickly classify the future depicted in Her as “more realistic” than…

Defining and Preventing Pigotry

“That’s not pig, it’s human!” In the tenth dream in the filmic adaptation of Natsume Sōseki’s “Ten Nights of Dreams,” Yūdai Yamaguchi employs his unique combination of comedy/horror/gore/manga stylistic techniques to tell a pedagogical moral tale. Though Yamaguchi’s crazed and ludicrous visuals at times stray from the original text’s purpose, it is still clear: there is…