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EX MACHINA (2015)

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EX MACHINA (2015)

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Writer/Director: Alex Garland

Starring: Oscar Issac, Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Sonoya Mizuno

How we process and integrate art, how it burrows into our subconscious is part of what makes us intrinsically human. It’s also what can give cinema the conjuring power to blur the lines between fiction and truth. Last Monday night I experienced this phenomena while attending a special advanced screening of the latest A.I. orientated science fiction film EX MACHINA.

To be clear this reaction wasn’t solely triggered by the film itself, (which I will address in a moment), but it was the audience members in attendance which included writer/Director Alex Garland along with MIT scientists and Google engineers, some who are currently developing artificial intelligence...

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Top 30 Most Fraking Anticipated Films of 2015

Top 30 Most Fraking Anticipated Films of 2015

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2014 was a banner year in the Bender house in cinema and 2015 shows a James Leer level of promise. After some Lebowski like investigation (read into that what you will) I’ve managed to detect 54 attractions that put a twinkle in my eye of varied brightness. Of those discoveries, 24 could be labeled wild card’s which leaves the magic 30 that I now present to you the reader with the proviso that they stimulate my own sensibilities and I hope yours too.

As the calendar year has already begun note worthy omissions from this list include the magnificence that is Paul Thomas Anderson’s detective yarn INHERENT VICE which I’ve been fortunate enough to already experience. (Subtle subtext I know...

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