Director: Alex Garland Run Time: 110 min. Rating: R
Release Year: 2015
Starring: Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac
A modern-day take on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Alex Garland’s 2015 film is a wicked brew of technology, toxic masculinity, and vodka! Coder Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson) is summoned to the remote estate of brilliant technologist Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac), to subject his latest creation, a female robot named Ava, to a twisted Turing Test to determine if she is conscious and self-aware. Things don’t go well and we’re left to ponder what it means to be human and the status of our technological creations.