Writer/director Derek Cianfrance is no stranger to directing intense emotional …
It’s the 1960s. The Cuban Missile Crisis is still fresh in memory. Tension between the USA and Russia are at an all-time high. Seems like the perfect time for their top agents to work together, right? Suave former thief and CIA operative Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) infiltrates East Berlin to get spunky car mechanic Gaby (Alicia Vikander) out of there to assist him in locating her missing scientist father.
Last night on late night, Conan spoke with Ex Machina’s Alicia Vikander and Moone Boy’s Chris O’Dowd, Nathan Lane serenaded Letterman with an original song called “I’m dead inside,” James Corden played human piñata with LL Cool J and Kaley-Cuoco Sweeting, Sofia Vergara and Jimmy Fallon played “catchphrase” on The Tonight Show, and Adam DeVine drank beers in a Man Show toast with Jimmy Kimmel! Plus, Cinco de Mayo jokes.
Ex Machina is a superior techno-thriller that asks a lot more questions than it’s willing to answer. Filmmakers have long exploited the dangers of artificial intelligence, but few have the courage to examine the hubris behind Man’s technological self-destruction. Alex Garland’s assured directorial debut showcases a patient filmmaker adept at world building. Like all good sci-fi films with big ideas and bold visuals, you’ll be thinking about Ex Machina long after you leave the theater.