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Weekend Roundup + Review of Michael Mann's Blackhat (2015)

Happy Monday everyone! It’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day and my office is closed in remembrance of Dr. King’s birthday. I was reading up about Dr. 986 more words

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Blackhat (2015)

Blackhat opens with an elaborate digitally aided tracking shot through a computer’s inner workings and ending in a bang (literally). It’s a fantastic showcase for the digital and the physical colliding. 440 more words

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Tangible Intangibles in Blackhat


Early in Michael Mann’s cyber thriller, Blackhat, Special Agent Barrett (played sturdily as ever by Viola Davis) threatens an official with an overly-dramatic line about making the “intangible” into the “tangible.” The point isn’t the dialogue itself, and in a film filled with over-caffeinated visual poetry stuffed with comments about the contemporary dichotomization of above ground and through-the-net politics this moment surely doesn’t standout. 813 more words

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