Movies: Pixel Perfect

Simone is a smart satire of Hollywood and celebrity

The trouble with movies is movie stars. They hate their trailers; they hate their scripts; they especially dislike directors like Viktor Taransky (Al Pacino)--once aspiring, now merely woebegone. He yearns to replace his current star, a marvelously hateful Winona Ryder, with a more pliable model. A few keystrokes using a new computer program--click, click, click--and--presto!--he has the perfectly beautiful but only virtually real Simone (a digitally modified Rachel Roberts).

Her skin tone is as perfect as the vacuous line of movie-star chatter Viktor concocts for her. Naturally, she becomes an overnight sensation. It is easy enough in the digital age to...

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