For all you hard core SciFi and AI geeks out there ExMachina has been getting brilliant reviews. I’ve been wanting to see this for a while and just haven’t managed for various reasons.
We’ll meet at 6:45pm and grab the 7:10 showing. It’s 1hr and 50min long so should be over just after 9. For those who want to we’ll then grab a drink at Bar Louie afterward to discuss.
This is what rotten tomatoes has to say about it:
“Alex Garland, writer of 28 Days Later and Sunshine, makes his directorial debut with the stylish and cerebral thriller, EX MACHINA. Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson), a programmer at an internet-search giant, wins a competition to spend a week at the private mountain estate of the company’s brilliant and reclusive CEO, Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac). Upon his arrival, Caleb learns that Nathan has chosen him to be the human component in a Turing Test-charging him with evaluating the capabilities, and ultimately the consciousness, of Nathan’s latest experiment in artificial intelligence. That experiment is Ava (Alicia Vikander), a breathtaking A.I. whose emotional intelligence proves more sophisticated–and more deceptive–than the two men could have imagined. (C) A24″