* Pi, that is. The film. Just watched it and guess what? It's straight-up SF/tech-fantasy and though they are slingin' BS, they put in detail work to make it middlin' convincing.
As the storytelling POV is highly subjective, details are all it takes; you can never be sure if the lead is seeing reality, hallucinating or in touch with the deeper meaning of it all when he's alone. The tension builds and builds as he is caught in a tug-of-war between unlikely opponents -- and his own mind. There are (inadvertent and pleasant) echoes of Michael Flynn's In The Country Of The Blind and if you've had enough rockets'n'rayguns in your cinematic science fiction, this gritty, grainy black-and-white, calculator-lit trip down Paranoia Lane is quite the palate-refresher. IMO, a good way to spend 84 minutes. (Don't think this guy would be amused but his entry's "see also" will lead you down an often-misconstrued byway. Or "piway," as happens.)
I suppose I should have waited 'til 14 March but the way I habitually write dates, you'd have to be dyslexic to get it.
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