times per day, or about once every six minutes."
---"Google will interpose itself, and hence the United States government, between the communications of every human being not in China (naughty China). Commodities just become more marvelous; young, urban professionals sleep, work and shop with greater ease and comfort; democracy is insidiously subverted by technologies of surveillance, and control is enthusiastically rebranded as “participation”; and our present world order of systematized domination, intimidation and oppression continues, unmentioned, unafflicted or only faintly perturbed." --Julian Assange
---an interview with James Brown
---"the proper way to tame all those Yemeni kids angry about the drone strikes is to distract them with—ready?—cute cats on YouTube and Angry Birds on their phones" --Evgeny Morozov
---the modern surveillance state
---"the logic justifying drone attacks comes full circle: we kill them because they are our enemies, and they are our enemies because we kill them."
---"what if computers were able to learn from us to the point they could instantly draw on every interaction we’ve ever had online?"
---media attention after a murder in Woolwich
---"every movie I have mentioned and many more besides, from mega-budget spectacle out to the indie fringe, is just a mechanism for deflecting actual political resistance into the symbolic realm. And, hey, having a godlike quartet of prankster-magicians increase my bank balance several times over sounds like a lot more fun than contemplating the impossible or implausible social changes that would be required in order to divert Wall Street’s zillions to better purposes." --Andrew O'Hehir
---“If you want to make an anarchist film, make it with a corporation” --Zal Batmanglij, director of The East
---social media-fueled protest in Turkey and in Zuccotti Park
---White One Hundred
---discussing Samuel Fuller
---"Male charm is all but absent from the screen because it’s all but absent from our lives."
---"poverty is what makes the rich, rich."
---"A higher-up declared that, forthwith, every story in the magazine had to answer at least one of two questions: 'How do I dress?' and 'How can I get laid?'" --Peter Rainer
---"How to make an indie movie"
---Richard Brody considers Howard Hawks' Scarface
---trailers for The Act of Killing, Ain't Them Bodies Saints, and Machete Kills
SFIFF 57—2014 NEW DIRECTORS PRIZE (NARRATIVE FEATURE) COMPETITION - The 57th San Francisco International Film Festival (SFIFF)—running April 24 through May 8—have announced the films in competition for the New Directors P...
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