Sponsored Post: The Ingredients: 9 movies and TV shows that informed Ex Machina
With Ex Machina making its Blu-ray debut this week, we’re digging into the sci-fi film by teasing out connections to other works that echo the film’s own sensibility—examining a few ingredients in the film’s pop-cultural cocktail. The film stars Oscar Isaac and Domnhall Gleeson—who will meet again in the upcoming Star Wars movie—as a reclusive tech genius and his young employee. Isaac has built an incredibly lifelike artificial intelligence, played by Alicia Vikander, and wants Gleeson to help him test the frighteningly advanced technology. But Isaac’s true motives are hard to discern, and as Gleeson gets deeper into the test, his disorientation deepens too. Here are some forebears, both obvious and not, to the film, out now on Blu-ray—the first Blu-ray to be released with DTS-X sound.
Steven Spielberg’s vision—filtered through the ideas of Stanley Kubrick—is …