Creating a fictional company that’s basically Facebook, Google, and Apple rolled into one is no easy task. We know those brands. We live those brands. But in The Circle, co-writer and director James Ponsoldt had to do just that and so much more.
The most believable part of The Circle, which opens in theaters Friday, is the tech. Sadly, the film’s arguments surrounding privacy, which are integral to the movie’s plot, are a muddled mess, portrayed in ways that lack nuance and understanding of the world its audience is already living in.
Upcoming film The Circle appears to be about a bearded white guy who runs a technology company that (I guess, based on the trailers) preaches connectivity and positive disruption but exists as a front to mine personal data. Haven’t seen it yet. Jack Dorsey, the white, bearded CEO of Twitter, decided to host a…
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The new trailer for The Circle just dropped, and boy, the kings of Silicon Valley are not going to be pleased.
An algorithm that predicts bestselling books has awarded a perfect score to The Circle by Dave Eggers, a book that just so happens to be a dystopian satire of life in Silicon Valley. Hmm.
When any adaptation of an acclaimed Dave Eggers novel makes it to the big screen, people take notice. When you cast Tom Hanks as one of the leads, people get interested. Then you add Emma Watson to it and people get thrilled.
Dave Eggers' new book The Circle is a creepy tale about a tech company—which is proving to be annoying to people who actually work in tech. It's also overhyped and may have even ripped off another Silicon Valley story. But there's one thing Eggers gets the most wrong in The Circle, according to design critic Alexandra…