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It’s not every day you find the words “didactic” and “cartoon” lumped together, but I’m going to lump them together for you all the same. Balancing out critical theory with bright, charismatic drawings, Filmish is a serial zine exploring themes in cinema. This issue focuses on the exploitation of technology, beginning with Charlie Chaplin’s automated worker-drone in Modern Times, right through to the disaster-laden narratives of Star Wars and The Terminator. The comic is filled with sharp observations about how the advances of computing and technology have affected the way people are presented in film — whether the outlook is bleak and dystopian, or that of a brave new world.