Ex Machina

Ex Machina ★★★★½

Alex Garland is definitely one of my favorite voices in sci-fi right now. Of course I love this film the most...but I think Annihilation and Devs are incredible as well. On all three of these projects, Garland proves he knows the genre well and always knows how to inject enough thoughtful and unique ideas to make his stories feel fresh.

I remember this movie playing when I first started working at the theater. I would always make sure to show up early before cleaning whichever screens were playing this film just so I could watch the ending over and over (and so I could listen to the audience reactions and listen to them complaining how much they hated the movie and that it was a waste of time).

Even though I’ve heard the movie adaptation of The Beach (starring Leo) isn’t that great, I’m actually very interested in reading the book written by Garland...I’ve heard great things...we’ll see if I ever get to it.

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