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Category: Film

Black Mirror: Fifteen Million Merits–5 Stars

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Black Mirror is a 2011 science fiction TV series along the lines of The Twilight Zone.  Each episode is meant to be a self contained story of approximately one hour.  As such, I will review episodes individually as shorts rather than reviewing the show as if it were cohesive.  It was created by Charlie Brooker. “Fifteen Million Merits” is the second episode of season one.

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Thale–4 Stars

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Thale is a relatively short (about 80 minutes) 2013 Norwegian film written and directed by Aleksander L. Nordaas, director of the award-winning film In Chambers.  It has consistently made its way to top horror movie lists over the last few years, so you might be mildly confused by its appearance here on Little Dragon Cthulhu. Despite being billed as a horror movie, I consider it solidly speculative, more science fiction than horror.  This might also explain the mixed reviews you may see on websites like Rotten Tomatoes.  I will say outright: Thale does not watch like most horror movies you are accustomed to.  It’s like Splice, but with fewer deaths and significantly less violence.

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