MOVIE: Ex Machina

Fraser Coast Chronicle - - TV GUIDE -

SBS VICE LAND, 8.30pm, MA15+ (2014)

Os­car Isaac (Star Wars: The Force Awak­ens) shines in this dark and in­fec­tious drama about ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence, in­no­va­tion and the lengths the hu­man race goes to for all­con­sum­ing power. Isaac plays Nathan, a young pro­gram­mer and recluse whose lat­est pro­ject is a break­through in life­like ro­bots and spot-on ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence. But when­ever man and ma­chine be­come ir­re­vo­ca­bly linked, things are sure to go hay­wire as they quickly do once re­search as­sis­tant Caleb (Domh­nall Glee­son) falls in love with beau­ti­ful new pro­to­type Ava (Ali­cia Vikan­der, pic­tured). Di­rec­tor Alex Gar­land, in his fea­ture de­but, cap­tures our at­ten­tion com­pletely. One to see on re­peat.

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