'Ex Machina': A Film Review

April 21, 2015 1:28 AM

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An innocent looking, 27-year-old computer programmer, Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson), discovers in his morning email that he has won the company competition to spend a week with its legendary founder and CEO, Nathan (played by the versatile Oscar Isaac), who at 13 developed code that led to the creation of Bluebook, which now controls 94 percent of global information searches.

Caleb boards a gleaming helicopter and is whisked above fjords, waterfalls and fecund fields (shot in Norway) and left for security purposes some distance from a vast, isolated, concrete compound; he walks there in a sports jacket and with a suitcase, further highlighting his status as novice and in...

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