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Review – World Problems

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The beginning of World Problems is both stark and loose. Informal and staged. But effective, in the way that Emma Mary Hall (Writer and performer) brings the audience into the piece: “You remember being at school…” “You remember going overseas…” “You remember finding something new…” A simple rhetorical flourish that works surprisingly effectively, the whole story unravelling in these shared memories. Somewhat autobiographical, and yet general enough that one could often mistake what’s written instead as an ‘affectation’ of memory. Memories of the kind of moments everyone might have experienced that slowly seem to crystallise around her, before scattering again
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TFF2019: ‘More Human Than Human’

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An entertainingly ambitious albeit incoherent ode to A.I., and those who dare to dream  ‘More Human Than Human’ (2018) dir. Tommy Pallotta & Femke Wolting. 119 mins. “I think we’re going to the moon because it’s in the nature of the human being to face challenges. It’s by the nature of his deep inner soul.” – Neil Armstrong That’s the quote that opens the documentary ‘More Human Than Human’ (2018). This is an ambitious quote to start the film, as it attempts to convince the audience of the hurdles artificial intelligence (A.I.) will face in not only advancing beyond anything
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An Interview with Satan and Me: the Devil is in the Drawing 

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If you frequented tumblr in 2014, you may have seen a comic circulate that joked that using sanitary pads with designs on them felt like making a blood sacrifice to Satan each month. After seeing the comic, one user put forth an idea for a story where a teenage girl accidentally forms a contract with Satan through the aforementioned method. In response, another user, orange-plum, posted the first page of a comic that would later be known as Satan and Me (SaM).  Four years later, SaM is nearing 300 updates, has developed into an epic telling of the end of
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