Listening To The Ho-Hum Of The Machine

April 9, 2015 9:03 PM

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The latest British movie to play the imitation game, Ex Machina is the directorial debut of novelist-screenwriter Alex Garland. This time, the stakes are higher than the Nazi conquest of Europe. The talky sci-fi puzzler turns on nothing less than the potential displacement of humans by artificially intelligent cyborgs.

Then again, maybe the film is just another riff on the battle of the sexes.

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