THE WEBER MOVIE COUNTDOWN

THE GOAL FOR 2018: 200 MOVIES WATCHED BY MIDNIGHT NEW YEAR'S EVE!  (AFTER TOPPING OUT AT 194 in 2017)

CAN HE DO IT?

​​THE WEBER MOVIE COUNTDOWN

EX MACHINA (2015)


#46 is a good one - in theaters now, Ex Machina is full of ideas and intelligence as it explores the current concerns about artificial intelligence but not in a clinical way. This story sees a scientist (Oscar Isaac) bring in a programmer chosen at random (Domhnall Gleeson) in an isolated location to test his AI creation Ava (Alicia Vikander) to see if Ava indeed passes the AI test. But not very much is as it seems. The performances are solid, and first time director Alex Garland (who wrote 28 Days Later and Sunshine) writes and directs a thinking man's film that does not forget to entertain. Recommended

TLA one-word review: engaging