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  • Review: 'Ex Machina'

    Review: 'Ex Machina'
    A grandly ridiculous theatrical tradition born in ancient Greece, deus ex machina meant, literally, a god borne by a machine descending from the sky to determine a story's outcome. The hardware in writer-director Alex Garland's crafty new thriller "Ex...
  • 'Ex Machina' star Oscar Isaac channels Kubrick in film

    Oscar Isaac has launched a first-rate film career by creating characters nobody wants as their imaginary best friend. Over the past 10 years, as villainous King John in Ridley Scott's retelling of the Robin Hood legend, a sneaky CIA type in the latest...
  • 'Ex Machina' wears down over time

    'Ex Machina' wears down over time
    Why can’t onscreen billionaires ever be non-eccentric? And, just to mix things up, their protégés could be strong and unpredictable, not shy wimps primed for manipulation? Alas, reclusive Internet whiz Nathan (Oscar Isaac), who clearly believes...
  • Movie review: 'Ex Machina' is a wonderful creation

    Thoughtful science fiction is as rare in film these days as black-and-white or a double feature, something parents fascinate their children with as exotica from a different moviegoing time. First-time director Alex Garland brilliantly brings the past...
  • 'Ex Machina' star, director discuss their thoughtful film

    AUSTIN, Texas It's a Sunday morning during South by Southwest and actor Oscar Isaac, fresh from starring roles in "A Most Violent Year" and "Inside Llewyn Davis," and novelist/screenwriter and first-time features director Alex Garland are positively...
  • Movie review: �Ex Machina� puts the fear of God into us about machines

    "Ex Machina" is an "Island of Dr. Moreau" for the singularity era. It's a cerebral, chilling and austere thriller that stokes our fears about digital privacy and artificial intelligence, a film that works largely thanks to a breakout mechanically...
  • New on DVD: From historical to hysterical

    This week's new DVD releases range from historical to hysterical. "A Most Violent Year," Grade B: Immigrant fights to protect his family and his business during the early 1980s in New York. Jessica Chastain stars. Chastain's riveting Lady Macbeth-like...
  • Tribeca: Schwarzenegger zombie film, Arquette mob movie to premiere

    Tribeca: Schwarzenegger zombie film, Arquette mob movie to premiere
    A zombie thriller starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, a mob romance starring Patricia Arquette, and documentaries about Noam Chomsky and Roseanne Barr will be some of the films world-premiering in the Tribeca Film Festival's Spotlight section. Festival...
  • 'Star Wars: Episode VII' wraps, gets new subtitle 'The Force Awakens'

    "Star Wars: Episode VII" has completed principal photography and gained an official title, Disney and Lucasfilm announced Thursday. The highly anticipated film shall henceforth be known as "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." Scheduled to hit theaters Dec....
  • Review: 'A Most Violent Year'

    Review: 'A Most Violent Year'
    Writer-director J.C. Chandor has made three good movies in a row, and they're his first three. He's a heartening exception to the usual percentages. His first, "Margin Call," compressed an epoch's worth of financial meltdowns and ruinous corruption into...
  • 'A Most Violent Year' is just plain fantastic

    'A Most Violent Year' is just plain fantastic
    4 stars (out of four) In several ways “A Most Violent Year,” the second-best movie of 2014, reminds me of “Drive,” the best of 2011, and not just because they both include Oscar Isaac and Albert Brooks. The similarity is in the...