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Technology and Human Nature

Technology and Human Nature

By Matthew Jones

*Contains spoilers for Advantageous (2015), Ex Machina (2015), and The Lobster (2016)

Since the earliest days of cinema, films have explored the role of technology in our lives. 3,670 more words


The Beach

The Beach, me love you long time. All day, all night, me love you long time…

Smoking an unlimited supply of dope on a hidden-away tropical island, Bob Marley playing from a nearby beach hut, iguanas and palm tree-scenery, the smell of fried fish in the morning… 2,421 more words

Travel Writing

Uncle Bardie's Movie of the Week: Some Choice Recommends

Once a week on Monday, Uncle Bardie shares a movie with his Readers he gives a big two thumbs up. It will simply be a short excerpt or a trailer. 670 more words

Movie Of The Week

Life before 7 am

There’s something so peaceful about being up in the early morning. I live in a house with a couple of guys in there 20s and no one is ever up early unless they have work or school, and then they’re up and out of the house immediately. 137 more words

'Ex Machina' one of the best movies of 2015

What does it mean to be alive? That’s the question that “Ex Machina” contemplates as it focuses on its three characters: Nathan (Oscar Isaac), a multi-billionaire attempting to create genuine artificial intelligence, Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson), a young, idealistic computer programmer hired to determine if the A.I. 226 more words


Film Review: Ex Machina (2015, dir. Alex Garland)

I know this was already reviewed by Leon last year. I watched it for the first time this March. It has bothered me ever since, so I decided to purge it from my system by writing my own review of the film. 4,724 more words


Film Thoughts: Ex Machina

Spoilers for Ex Machina, V for Vendetta, Watchmen, and Saving Private Ryan

A perfect ending. As I imagine many did, I was prepared for an eye-roll of an ending, expecting Ava to leave with Caleb and them to begin their life together. 523 more words