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  • Ghost in the Shell

    Ghost in the Shell

    Rupert Sander’s Ghost in the Shell is an exceedingly poor adaptation that appropriates the animated film’s visual style with buckets of technical wizardry, but without an ounce of humanity. It’s been oft-repeated that Japanese animated features cannot be translated for consumption by western audiences, particularly in a live-action format. This is pertinently false, as films like The Matrix, Kill Bill, and Inception demonstrably prove. Relevant, important, and interesting source material, regardless of origin or language, cannot be turned into critical…