Tag: Ex Machina

ACF#27 Ex Machina

 

Out in theaters this weekend is Alex Garland’s second directorial feature, Annihilation, so the American Cinema Foundation is bringing you a discussion of his directorial feature, Ex Machina, starring Oscar Isaac, Alicia Vikander, and Domnhall Gleeson, and which earned Garland his first Oscar nomination, for Best Writing Original Screenplay. We talk about everything from the movie’s warning about how we might replay creation, as per Genesis, and get it wrong, being that we’re not God, to the strange way in which sci-fi has become the last place for heroes, for moral stories where we, faced with crisis, retrieve an understanding of our own human nature that helps us make sense of the future.

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It turns out there are people who doubt the existence of themselves. Ex Machina sounds like a smart movie. Prof. Anil Seth, the author of this review in the New Scientist, writes smartly about the movie and its take on the field of artificial intelligence. I definitely plan to see this movie, which (according to […]

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