Creative Control

Creative Control

DVD - 2016
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In near-future Brooklyn, David is an overworked, tech-addicted advertising executive working on a high-profile campaign for a new generation of Augmented Reality glasses. Envious of his best friend Wim's charmed life and obsessed with his entrancing girlfriend Sophie, David uses the glasses to develop a lifelike avatar of her, but he isn't prepared for what happens when the line between reality and virtual reality begins to blur.
Audience: Not rated.
Publisher: [Canada] : Mongrel Media, 2016.
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC Creat
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (97 min.) : digital, sound, colour ; 12 cm
Language Note: Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.


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Aug 11, 2018

An Ad man diddled with an Avatar modeled after his dream girl on an augmented reality glasses while over worked, over medicated and over loaded with relationship problems. A satirical drama on the work and social millennial culture. Beautiful people and yoga lessons but nothing crazy as the 2016 comedy "Why Him?" with Zoey Deutch and James Franco.

Nov 21, 2017

While visually gorgeous in black and white, the intriguing initial concept of augmented reality quickly fell flat with an entire cast of annoying characters that do nothing but treat each other horribly. As a previous reviewer said, the technology ended up only used for sex and bizarre live art, and while the movie had promise, it failed to deliver.

ArapahoeAlison Jul 10, 2017

A beautiful made widescreen black and white movie. You must be okay watching young, creative professionals behaving badly. A wicked satire.

Jun 05, 2017

Stylish direction and a few enticing ideas kept us watching to the end but left us disappointed with the lack of substance or drama. ( Instead, see the superior technology film "Her" (2013) with Joaquin Phoenix! )

Aug 05, 2016

all the potential with this invention and all you can achieve with it, but at end it was good only as a sex toy??

LPL_MurielG Jul 05, 2016

The best thing about this film is its flawless style. The director clearly has an eye for creating lovely compositions, and the digital effects fit naturally into the frame. Another testament to the directory's high taste level is that the story manages to critique the characters' ultra-hip lifestyle while also reveling in it.

However, as far as intellectual substance, I didn't see anything in this movie that I have not seen in other science fiction films.

If you're interested in the intersection of technology and sexual politics, I would recommend "Ex Machina" instead.

If it's the aspect of addiction to technology that piques your interest, two great titles which go there are "Until the End of the World" and "Brainstorm".

If you're looking for a science fiction movie that is not rated R, I recommend "Jupiter Ascending" and "Star Trek IV the Voyage Home."


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Aug 11, 2018

The Earth there. Bring your foot to mine. Great. Now she has somewhere to go. Yeah? Somewhere to come from. And the chest can open, the spine.
Now less effort, right? She's breathing a little more. Face is relaxed. Great. And now she can even come up to balance from here, yeah? Probably, yeah? Ardha Chandrasana. Beautiful. The spine is in, the legs are underneath her. Yeah? Beautiful. Now she can probably even grab the foot maybe, right? And now the leg can, the other leg can help her, right? Both legs are now driving the heart open. The breath is coming. Beautiful.

Aug 11, 2018

Inhale. And exhale. And right leg into the sky. Stretch it up. And now, bending at the knee, stacking the hips. Stretching it out again up to the sky.
Now bring it through and between your hands. Now interlace your hands behind your back and come up to a high lunge. We're expanding our awareness, yes? Now bringing your back foot to the ground, arms overhead. Warrior One. Make sure that your hips are facing the front of the room. If you have to widen your stance a little bit, that's fine, but make sure
your back foot is in total contact. Billy, your foot isn't in contact. There you go. At any given moment, there are a million things vying for our attention. That's better. Do you feel that? So, where do we let our attention fall? Warrior Two.

Aug 11, 2018

The city is killing us in small increments. You used to always say that. ... We should find a place without cell phone service.
He goes by Govindas. It means servant of love.
-Okay. Why was the servant of love in our building?
Do you see how the mind is receiving consciousness, rather than creating it? It's as if the brain is an operating system. And built in to that operating system are a series of glitches. If you think of life as a closed system, and you divide a line and then shift it, then you've got a spiral. And we're afraid of spirals. Definitely more comfortable with loops. 'Cause you know where you're gonna end up. You know?

Aug 11, 2018

And I had the most amazing experience. It was like I could see everything from the outside. Like all of the pain and all of the suffering, and everything that I did to you and you did to me and everybody. And everybody in the whole world, there were like thousands of us. And we were all one, though, because we're all just people on the inside, you know. We all just want to be good, and we just want to be loved. ... And I realized that loving him, was loving you, was loving me because we're all one. ... You're just addicted to this like, misery and pain, and the cycle of misery and pain and you bring me into it, but we don't have to do that anymore. We don't have to do that because it's not real.

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