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Mid-Year Review

It is that time of the year when film critics say “It is that time of the year.” And it is, indeed, that time of the year when I decide what are the best films of the year so far and how shall I rank them, according to my arbitrary and subjective notions of quality. 179 more words

100 films in 100 days - 28 Days Later #100films

The 40th film in my 100 film challenge is 28 Days Later. Here we have another film I have wanted to revisit for some time, mainly because a lot of people like it and I wasn’t that fussed by it the first time round. 163 more words


Ex_Machina, written and directed by Alex Garland (2015)

At last, Alex Garland has made a decent sf film (for me, ‘Sunshine’ was appalling – bad science and a needless attempt to turn it into a slasher movie half-way through – except for the last five minutes, which are pleasantly elegiac over the rebirth of the Earth). 660 more words

Alex Garland: The Beach and Beyond

The Beach, 28 Days Later and Sunshine may sound like an ideal summer holiday but there is a far more impressive link, Alex Garland. Some may be aware of Alex Garland’s work more than others but if you didn’t know he is a novelist, screenwriter and now taking on the role of director in his feature debut Ex Machina. 1,581 more words

Ex Machina: what makes humans so different?

Ex Machina stars Domhnall Gleeson as Caleb, a young man who was selected by Nathan, (Oscar Isaac, Inside Lewin Davis), to do experiments, in this case solely converse and examine, on a breakthrough with artificial intelligence. 661 more words


Ex Machina

Alex Garland has previously made a name for himself through his novel The Beach, and his screenplays for 28 Days Later and Never Let Me Go… 409 more words




A brilliant movie that accentuates what it means to be human, and debates the question: can machines ever become truly sentient? 767 more words