the china syndrome

*contains spoilers and strong course language Ian Barry (1946-) was born in Sydney. Growing up as a child, he was inspired through his Uncle Harold’s backyard cinema which seated fifty, to make movies. He describes his Uncle in retrospect as “the architect of my life”. Armed with an 8mm camera bought by his aunt, Barry…

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*contains spoilers The Australian exploitation film The Chain Reaction (1980) was, along with Mad Max (1979), a ground-breaking and extremely well-made genre film directed by Ian Barry (1946-). Barry, like George Miller on Mad Max (1979), created something with the vision of an Aussie Roger Corman, a low-budget masterpiece, which remains his best movie. But…

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*contains spoilers When did the supercomputer come into being? In fact, has a supercomputer already come into being? Like the movie Eagle Eye (2008), is there already a information gathering supercomputer which can think and pick on individuals – perhaps even determine the outcome of elections in various countries through fudging numbers fed into it.…

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