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  • Fast Company

    Fast Company

    "You just keep those cars competitive enough to stay in the limelight, so those good folks out there can see the FastCo trademark, you got it?"

    A study of race-day process: sweeping the tracks, changing tyres, checking tickets, mixing fuel, pulling levers and pushing buttons to drive cars. A reassuring level of work goes into making this work, but it's all made fragile, and therefore incredibly dangerous, by male ego and business interests. It's kind of a broad-strokes caricature of good vs. evil, and the conclusion is kinda wacky, but it's fun and efficient in an early Spielberg type way.

  • Rabid

    Rabid

    "it's not my fault"

    The moment in which Rose watches a man she's never met before, stricken with the disease that she has unknowingly unleashed upon Montreal, mindlessly attack another man in a shopping mall is fascinating — everything comes full circle, and the micro suddenly becomes the macro. But she never for a second thinks that she's the cause of all this, and she has no reason to. She escapes along with everyone else and she'll infect more people…

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  • Blackhat

    Blackhat

    I guess I missed how down and dirty this is first time round - a movie about cyber-terrorism in which a hacker scratches around in the dirt to find information; the violence and suffering of every death is highlighted with lingering close-ups/slo-mo; an online conversation with a terrorist (who could be anywhere in the world) escalates into a knife-fight with a gang in a bar in less than 10 seconds. This isn't a world that exists only online. It's real,…

  • La Cérémonie

    La Cérémonie

    "I feel sorry for you"

    one of the great films about manipulation and belittlement: nonchalantly throwing a dirtied tissue back at the person who provided it without saying thank you; offering to drive someone into town as if it's the noblest thing in the world; finding out someone can't read and instinctively offering to teach them. The rich family treat Sandrine Bonnaire's maid with such casual disdain and dehumanising pity that it's no wonder she's drawn to the chaos of…