"The room is lit by pale, shifting, blue light. It washes over you, as grand vistas of steel and glass pan across the screen. Our hero steps out of an abandoned warehouse, and lights a cigarette. Spires dotted in light rise up behind the warehouse. He walks away casually as the building explodes in ball of fire, littering the street with fragments of glass and metal."

In this section, you will find cyberpunk movie, television, and anime reviews and analysis.

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Corporate power will decide the future of Westworld, and when the cards are laid bare not everyone will believe what they’re seeing. Others might not see it coming at all. Westworld: “Trompe L’Oeil” Delos aims to move forward with their decades-long investment through Charlotte. After applying a little boardroom pressure, Theresa is convinced to help […]

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In the last year, the Ghost in the Shell live-action adaptation has been controversial within the cyberpunk community. Concerns have mounted over whitewashing, Hollywoodification of a timeless property, and whether or not this version of Ghost in the Shell has a modicum of a chance of living up to any one of the previous iterations. […]

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Westworld ignores the maze and remembers its characters. Corporate espionage materializes as a definite threat and hosts claim their lives at the expense of Delos’ interests. And as the company seeks to control the situation, the line between friend and enemy gets blurred Westworld: “The Adversary” Charlotte Hale, Executive Director of Delos’ Board, arrives at […]

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Body horror is a horror genre that is defined by graphic destruction, degeneration, or transformation of the human form. David Cronenberg is considered the master of this genre, and so it is fascinating that his approach and philosophy to the genre differs drastically from others who have contributed to the body horror canon. Cronenberg’s cyberpunk […]

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Has there been a day since the advent of social media where any of us have been able to get online without encountering someone’s outrage? Or, more correctly, have we ever been able to avoid the collective outrage of groups of people chiming in on trending topics just to make sure that their contribution to […]

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William Tecumseh Sherman told us that “war is hell” during the Civil War. Ron Perlman’s been telling us that “war never changes” since 1997. Luckily for me I live in a place and time where I wasn’t forced to find out for myself, but through Black Mirror we can get a look at the ouroboric […]

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Hosts and guests alike are on the hunt for the elusive maze, some aware, others strung along, but all will find themselves doing the unthinkable in order to reach their destination. They say Arnold is no longer alive, but could he be the one pulling the strings behind the scenes? Or is it all the […]

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Cyberpunk, as an intersection of man and machine, can take abstract forms, digging deep to force nightmares to the surface. Some from the west, a few gems from Japan–there are just a handful of cyberpunk horror movies and only a few in this list. Think you have what it takes to not look away? Alien […]

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Happy National Cyber Security Awareness Month! I’m late, I know, but I didn’t know this was a thing. Apparently it has been a thing for every October since 2004. But it shouldn’t take an initiative from the Nation Cyber Security Division of the Department of Homeland Security to remind us that our internet-ready devices are […]

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