Tag Archives: #ex machina

Stop what you’re doing and go see ‘Annihilation’

10/10 Annihilation is a soaring triumph of science-fiction adventure. It is jaw-clenching, deliriously beautiful and overwhelmingly weird. Ex-military cellular biology teacher Lena (Natalie Portman) is in mourning for her husband Kane (Oscar Isaac), who has been away for a full … Continue reading

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2016 Academy Awards fallout

#Oscarssowhite dominates the ceremony The Academy Awards are normally awful, but this year, they traded in the usual tedium for a three-hour apology for #oscarssowhite that managed to cast a pall over the entire ceremony. It’s easy to see why … Continue reading

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If Oscar nominated films were presidential candidates

Ex Machina — The Ted Cruz campaign IMDB * Rotten Tomatoes * our review Nominated for Best Original Screenplay (Alex Garland) and Best Visual Effects Were not made in America. Aren’t entirely sure women aren’t sadistic, artificially intelligent sex toys waiting … Continue reading

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I’m only doing this because of the Oscar noms: The Danish Girl

It’s the most cynical thing in the world. Former Oscar winners? Check. Based on a true story set in the early 1900s? Check. Gay* person that dies? Check. The Danish Girl was set up to be one of the most insufferably … Continue reading

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I’m only doing this because of the Oscar noms: Carol

Any time a movie’s trailer reminds me of that satire Swedish arthouse film from (500) Days of Summer, it’s a bad sign, but Carol rises above the scandalous Oscar-bate nonsense it advertises itself as and becomes the most enjoyable romance of 2015. Based on … Continue reading

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