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Michael Calver INCIDENT (2016) 91.5 x 122 cm Acrylic on Canvas

This week you saw two movies, one bad one good – you would say. The ‘bad’ was ‘Steve jobs’ a movie that is not even a bio-pic but a description of 3-4 product launches, laced with a little backstory, and that ends up with no narrative, no moral and no meaning. the finale is a rock & roll-like scene with flashlights popping,s slow motion, a girl, a man and a brand.

But the film itself seems to hint that Jobs was a rather one dimensional, slightly disturbed monomaniac who simply sold computers even better than Coca Cola sold Coca cola. The jury is still out as to which of these two products is the most harmful to health and thus to society.

The ‘good’ film was Jafar Panahi’s ‘TAXI TEHRAN‘. there is no point describing this so…

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