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Alicia Vikander

Ex Machina Movie Review: Should We Be Scared?

Katharine Rose | Posted 05.20.2015 | Entertainment
Katharine Rose

There are many reasons to be impressed with Ex Machina, the recently released, exceptionally well-done sci-fi thriller directed by Alex Garland, starring Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson and Alicia Vikander. Most notably, however, is its ability to be both ordinary and unique at the same time.

Ghosts in the Testing Machine: Ex Machina and Education Reform

Sam Chaltain | Posted 05.05.2015 | Education
Sam Chaltain

What makes a mind come alive? And how will you know when it's happened? Two new films -- one about the death of the factory school, the other about the dawn of artificial intelligence -- attempt to answer this question from radically different vantage points.

Movie Review: Ex Machina -- Mechanical

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.24.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Ex Machina is both tastily minimal and frustratingly simplistic. Alex Garland's directing debut (he wrote 28 Days Later and Sunshine) is, in essence, a three-hander about three people in a house. OK, a high-tech mansion, but you get the point. 

Erin Whitney

Oscar Isaac Somehow Finds A Way To Link Disco, 'Star Wars' And Robots

HuffingtonPost.com | Erin Whitney | Posted 04.10.2015 | Entertainment

Oscar Isaac is a name that’s become more familiar over the past several years. You likely first noticed the actor in 2010’s “Sucker Punch” or ...

ReThink Review: Ex Machina -- Our Androids, Ourselves

Jonathan Kim | Posted 04.10.2015 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

There are so many questions we don't seem to be asking right now about the arrival of these potentially intelligent machines. And that is the genius of Alex Garland's film Ex Machina, a must-see that is one of the best, smartest, and most elegant films about artificial intelligence ever made.

Christopher Rosen

What Oscar Isaac's New Film Has In Common With #TheDress

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 03.23.2015 | Entertainment

It's only March, but it will take a great film to knock "Ex Machina" off its perch as the year's most intriguing science-fiction movie. Written and di...

The Winners of the Marrakech International Film Festival

Karin Badt | Posted 02.06.2014 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

The closing awards ceremony of the Marrakech International Film Festival this evening was unusually emotional for me -- for after a week of running in...

Christopher Rosen

Former 'Harry Potter' Star Enjoys Breakout Role In 'Anna Karenina'

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 11.17.2012 | Entertainment

Domhnall Gleeson is having a bit of a moment. The erstwhile Bill Weasley in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" plays the big-hearted Konstantin Le...

Review: Anna Karenina

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.14.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

With Keira Knightley as the muse, Joe Wright and screenwriter Tom Stoppard transform Tolstoy's classic into a film that is emotionally wrenching, even as it turns the world it depicts inside out.

When Reason Clashed With Faith and Love Didn't Conquer All: A Royal Affair

Michael Rose | Posted 01.12.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Rose

This finely acted and engaging historical piece is shot with a contemporary sensibility that resonates today.

Movie Review: A Royal Affair

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.09.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

A Royal Affair looks sumptuous and contains meaty, provocative ideas. It's a feast of a film, one that will send you scurrying for background on the real people behind this true story.