FIlm #35: EX MACHINA
4 out of 5 stars
In his second film, Alex Garland (writer of DREDD, SUNSHINE, and 28 DAYS LATER) crafts a superb science-based sciend fiction film. Solid performances abound and the film is thematically similar to things like BLADE RUNNER and the recent THE MACHINE. Pacing is sloooooow, more of a ‘slow burn’ than an action piece, but overall EX MACHINA is a terrific film. Look for Oscar Isaac as the wily and flawed creator. A fascinating look at what it means to be human. Highly recommended!