MOVIE: Ex Machina
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.