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Karthik Subramanyam | Video Game Developer & Director

 
 

OCTOBER
2017

BLADE RUNNER 2049
FILM

Blade Runner 2049 is a sequel to the 1982 film Blade Runner, a neo-noir science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve.

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

You might like this if you like: Blade Runner (1982), The Terminator Series, The Matrix Series, Total Recall, Dark City, Ghost in the Shell (1995).

MORE INFO | Wikipedia
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SEPTEMBER
2017

TO THE BONE (2017) by STEVEN WILSON
MUSIC

To The Bone is the fifth solo studio album by Steven Wilson, inspired by the hugely ambitious progressive pop records of his youth.

“Lyrically, the album’s eleven tracks veer from the paranoid chaos of the current era in which truth can apparently be a flexible notion, observations of the everyday lives of refugees, terrorists and religious fundamentalists, and a welcome shot of some of the most joyous wide-eyed escapism I’ve created in my career so far. Something for all the family!”– Steven Wilson

You might like this if you like: Music by Steven Wilson, David Bowie, Tears for Fears, Ride, Depeche Mode, Peter Gabriel, Prince, XTC, Kate Bush, Porcupine Tree, Rush, Pink Floyd.

WEBSITE | Steven Wilson
BUY ALBUM | Steven Wilson Store
MORE INFO | Wikipedia
REVIEWS | Metacritic

 


AUGUST
2017

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)
FILM

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) is a science-fiction film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick about a voyage to Jupiter with the sentient computer HAL after the discovery of a mysterious black monolith affecting human evolution.

You might like this if you like: Films by Stanley Kubrick, Solaris (1972), Blade Runner (1982), Moon (2009), Interstellar (2014), Alien (1979), Ex Machina (2014).

MORE INFO | Wikipedia
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JULY
2017

SECONDS (1966)
FILM

Seconds (1966) is a thriller film by John Frankenheimer about an unhappy middle-aged banker who agrees to a procedure that will fake his death and give him a completely new look and identity - one that comes with its own price.

You might like this if you like: The Twilight Zone (1959-1964), The Manchurian Candidate (1962), The Trial (1962), The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945).

MORE INFO | Wikipedia
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JUNE
2017

HAND. CANNOT. ERASE. (2015) by STEVEN WILSON
MUSIC

Hand. Cannot. Erase. is the fourth solo studio album by Steven Wilson. The album is written from a female perspective, and the concept and story are inspired by the case of Joyce Carol Vincent, where a woman living in a large city dies in her apartment and no one misses her for over three years, despite her having family and friends.

You might like this if you like: Music by Steven Wilson, Porcupine Tree, Opeth, Pink Floyd, King Crimson, Rush, Boards of Canada, David Bowie.

WEBSITE | Steven Wilson
BUY ALBUM | Headphone Dust
MORE INFO | Wikipedia
REVIEWS | Metacritic


MAY
2017

HUMAN, ALL TOO HUMAN (1878) by FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE
BOOK

Human, All Too Human is a book by 19th-Century philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche; written after Nietzsche had ended his friendship with Richard Wagner and had been forced to leave academic life through ill health. Human, All Too Human can be read as a monument to his personal crisis. Here he sets out his unsettling views in a series of 638 stunning aphorisms - assessing subjects ranging from art to arrogance, boredom to passion, science to vanity and women to youth.

You might like this if you like: Other work by Friedrich Nietzsche, Being and Time by Martin Heidegger, The World as Will and Representation by Arthur Schopenhauer, Phenomenology of Perception by Maurice Merleau-Ponty.

MORE INFO | Wikipedia
BUY BOOK | Amazon


APRIL
2017

ABSTRACT - THE ART OF DESIGN (2017- )
TELEVISION SERIES

Abstract: The Art of Design is a Netflix original documentary series by Scott Dadich, highlighting artists in the field of design. It is an insightful look beyond blueprints and computers into the art and science of design, showcasing great designers from every discipline whose work shapes our world.

The first season profiled illustrator Christoph Niemann, Nike shoe designer Tinker Hatfield, stage designer Es Devlin, architect Bjarke Ingels, automotive designer Ralph Gilles, graphic designer Paula Scher, photographer Platon, and interior designer Ilse Crawford.

You might like this if you like: Jodorowsky's Dune, Indie Game: The Movie, The Director Series by Cameron Beyl.

WATCH | NETFLIX
MORE INFO | IMDb

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MARCH
2017

SAMSARA (2011)
FILM

Samsara is a documentary film by Ron Fricke that explores the wonders of our world from the mundane to the miraculous, looking into the unfathomable reaches of man’s spirituality and the human experience. Through powerful images, the film illuminates the links between humanity and the rest of nature, showing how our life cycle mirrors the rhythm of the planet.

You might like this if you like: Baraka, Chronos, Koyaanisqatsi, Man with a Movie Camera, Workingman's Death.

MORE INFO | Wikipedia
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FEBRUARY
2017

EXCAVATION (2013) by THE HAXAN CLOAK
MUSIC

Excavation is an album by The Haxan Cloak (Bobby Krlic), a British musician and producer known for dark, spooky, carefully constructed, textured and atmospheric music, with heavy bass and elements of drone metal.

Favourite Track(s): Miste, The Mirror Reflecting (Part 2), Dieu, The Drop.

You might like this if you like: Bass Communion, Trent Reznor, Nine Inch Nails, Sunn O))), Kreng, Bohren & der Club of Gore.

BUY DIGITAL ALBUM | Bandcamp
BUY ALBUM | Amazon
REVIEWS | Metacritic


JANUARY
2017

NAUTICAL OPERATOR (2014) by NAUTICAL OPERATOR
MUSIC

Nautical Operator is the debut album by Peter Crofton (Nautical Operator), a solo Rock band with strong Progressive Rock, Electronic and Acoustic Rock influences.

Favourite Track(s): The Sifter, Nautical Operator, Snow.

You might like this if you like: Porcupine Tree, Beck, Steven Wilson, The Pineapple Thief, Boards of Canada, Engineers.

BUY DIGITAL ALBUM | Bandcamp

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DECEMBER
2016

SHADOW TACTICS: BLADES OF THE SHOGUN (2016)
VIDEO GAME

Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun is a hardcore tactical stealth game set in Japan around the Edo period. A new Shogun seizes power over Japan and enforces nationwide peace. In his battle against conspiracy and rebellion, he recruits five specialists with extraordinary skills for assassination, sabotage and espionage.

You might like this if you like: Commandos series, Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive.

BUY GAME | Steam
MORE INFO | Official Website
REVIEWS | Metacritic


NOVEMBER
2016

WE BECOME WHAT WE BEHOLD (2016)
VIDEO GAME

We Become What We Behold is a video game by Nicky Case about news cycles, vicious cycles and infinite cycles.

You might like this if you like: Papers Please, The Binding of Isaac.

PLAY GAME | ITCH.IO
DONATE | ITCH.IO


OCTOBER
2016

BROTHERS: A TALE OF TWO SONS (2013)
VIDEO GAME

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is a video game from visionary Swedish Film Director, Josef Fares and top-tier developer Starbreeze Studios. It is about two brothers, desperate to cure their ailing father, who embark on a journey to find and bring back the "Water of Life" as they come to rely on one another to survive.

You might like this if you like: Journey, ABZÛ, Firewatch, Fable, Ico and Dreamfall: The Longest Journey.

BUY GAME | Steam
MORE INFO | Wikipedia
REVIEWS | Metacritic


SEPTEMBER
2016

PATHS OF HATE (2010)
SHORT FILM

Paths of Hate is a short film directed by Damian Nenow about the demons that slumber deep in the human soul and have the power to push people into the abyss of blind hate, fury and rage.

You might like this if you like: XIII, Waltz with Bashir, A Scanner Darkly, Highly-stylized / Comic-Book Visual Art.

WATCH | Platige Shorts
WATCH | YouTube
CONCEPT | Behance


AUGUST
2016

STRANGER THINGS (2016-)
TELEVISION SERIES

Stranger Things is a supernatural science fiction television series created by the Duffer Brothers. Set in the 1980s Indiana, a young boy named Will disappears into thin air and the search for him leads his mother, a police chief, and his friends to confront terrifying forces in order to get him back.

You might like this if you like: Super 8, Alien, E.T., X-Files, The Goonies and the work of Stephen King, Steven Spielberg, David Cronenberg and John Carpenter.

WATCH | NETFLIX
MORE INFO | IMDb

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JULY
2016

TAKE SHELTER (2011)
FILM

Take Shelter is a Drama/Thriller film directed by Jeff Nichols about a young husband and father whose family's happiness is at stake when he begins to have nightmares which gradually turn into hallucinations. He questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself.

You might like this if you like: The Machinist, Shutter Island, The Game, Inception.

MORE INFO | Wikipedia
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JUNE
2016

THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA (2013)
FILM

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya is a Japanese animated fantasy drama film based on a hopeful and tragic folk tale about a tiny girl who was found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, who grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her - but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime. The film is produced by Studio Ghibli, co-written and directed by Isao Takahata, who also directed the masterpieces, Grave of the Fireflies and Only Yesterday.

You might like this if you like: Studio Ghibli Films and/or the work of Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata.

MORE INFO | Wikipedia
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MAY
2016

BLACK MIRROR (2011 - )
TELEVISION SERIES

Black Mirror is a British television Sci-Fi anthology series created by Charlie Brooker that features speculative fiction with dark and sometimes satirical themes that examine modern society, particularly with regard to the unanticipated consequences of new technologies.

You might like this if you like: The Twilight Zone

MORE INFO | IMDB
EPISODE GUIDE | Wikipedia


APRIL
2016

THE IRON SOUL OF NOTHING (2011) by SUNN O))) MEETS NURSE WITH WOUND
MUSIC

The Iron Soul of Nothing is an album by Sunn O))) (pronounced sun), an American drone metal band known for the synthesis of diverse genres including drone, ambient and extreme noise.

You might like this if you like: Scott Walker, Swans, Throbbing Gristle, Kreng, Nine Inch Nails and David Lynch.

BUY DIGITAL ALBUM | Bandcamp
BUY VINYL | Discogs
SUNN O))) | Bandcamp

The Iron Soul of Nothing by Sunn O)))

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