Throwback Thursday: Ex Machina and Subverting Expectations

Alex Garland made his directorial debut with Ex Machina in 2014 and instead of giving us this idealized submissive version of artificial intelligence, we get something far more untamed in the guise of a charming young woman in a machine’s body. And somehow, it’s exactly what we deserve.

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The Harsh Warmth of Beanpole

The first word that comes to mind when Kantemir Balagov’s Beanpole opens is ‘sick’. The city is sick with war, saturated greens and yellows appear through the stark white and gray of post-war Stalingrad. This is not the green of life, but a hue of suffering and decay. The white light that filters through the […]

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2019 – YEAR IN REVIEW

Ah, 2019. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. 2019 was a year defined by chaos and change on various levels. For the world of film, it meant the complete domination of the Disney Empire, the shattering of a multitude of box office records, and the rise of Netflix as […]

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