July 24, 2015

Ex Machina

A provocative and thrilling mind game that will crush all your hope for humanity in general, and men in particular. A brilliant Internet billionaire (Oscar Isaac) is attempting to perfect a sentient robot that also fulfills his womb envy urges. He summons one of his programmers to interview her, but no one can be trusted, and nothing is as it seems.
This movie stuck with me for days afterwards. Ex Machina is a variant of the movie A.I. if Kubrick had made it without Spielberg- full of unsettling imagery and completely without sentiment. You can also see it as a sexualized Frankenstein movie, or an even bleaker Pinocchio. Strongly recommended, but be prepared to have all your feminist buttons pushed. PS: No one has sex with the robots in the movie. (Amazon Instant Video)