Ex Machina

Five Indie Science Fiction Flicks Worth Catching Before Midnight Special

April 19, 2016

One of the reasons behind the enduring popularity of science fiction is that it’s a genre with plenty for both big blockbusters like Star Wars or Star Trek and smaller, more thoughtful films like the upcoming Midnight Special. In anticipation of Jeff Nichols‘ upcoming film, we thought we’d compile a collection of indie science fiction films that fans […]

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Blu-Ray Review: Ex Machina (USA, 2015)

September 14, 2015

It’s not a new concept by any means, but films about artificial intelligence can still cut deep into the human psyche. Ex Machina is no different – following the narrative of Caleb, a computer programmer who wins a mysterious competition at his work, and is rewarded with a week long stay in the secluded and […]

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The Week’s DVD Release Picks: A week of Empires! (11th September 2015)

September 11, 2015

Empires of all kinds find themselves crumbling, evolving, and switching it up in this week’s DVD releases. Ex Machina Ex Machina is the first feature film by screenwriter Alex Garland, and what a stunning debut it is. Starring Alicia Vikander, Domnhall Gleeson and Oscar Isaac, Ex Machina explores the philosophical and moral questions surrounding the […]

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Golden Age’s film program takes us deep into space

August 13, 2015

Golden Age Cinema & Bar is hosting a film program of an outer space kind next Wednesday 19th August, to be presented by astronaut Chris Hadfield who is currently in Australia on his tour A Spaceman’s View of the Planet. For the ‘Guest Presents Session’, Chris Hadfield has chosen the film Moon the directorial debut […]

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The Iris’ 15 Best Films of 2015 (So Far)

July 6, 2015

Join us as we count down the 15 best films of 2015… so far! Looking back at the best films released between January and June 2015. It’s been a strong year, starting off with a fantastic Oscar season in January and leading us through to the start of Blockbuster season. So far, 2015 has been one […]

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Exclusive SXSW Interview: Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury on composing for new film ‘Ex Machina’ – Part One

March 19, 2015

Larry Heath caught up with Geoff Barrow (of Portishead) and Ben Salisbury to talk about the music they have composed for Alex Garland’s sci-fi thriller ‘Ex Machina’. Both musicians discuss in depth about how this project originated. their creative process, and more. Ex Machina is out now in cinemas. ———- This content has recently been […]

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Exclusive SXSW Interview: Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury on composing for new film ‘Ex Machina’ – Part Two

March 19, 2015

Earlier we brought you Part One of our interview with Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury from SXSW. In Part Two, the composers for sci-fi thriller ‘Ex Machina’ discuss how they matched music with film in detail, future projects, and lots more. Check out the full interview below. Ex Machina is out now in cinemas. ———- […]

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SXSW Film Review: Ex Machina (USA, 2015)

March 15, 2015

It’s not a new concept by any means, but films about artificial intelligence can still cut deep into the human psyche. Ex Machina is no different – following the narrative of Caleb, a computer programmer who wins a mysterious competition at his work, and is rewarded with a week long stay in the secluded and […]

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12 Films Not to Miss at SXSW Film Festival 2015: Part One

March 6, 2015

It’s exactly a week until the SXSW Film Festival kicks off in Austin, Texas – and it’s hard to know where to begin with the absolutely incredible lineup that – as usual – fills its program. Last year, both Boyhood and The Grand Budapest Hotel had premiere screenings at the festival and went on to win a […]

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Official trailer for EX MACHINA is finally here to feast your eyes on…

March 5, 2015

Alex Garland, writer of 28 Days Later and Sunshine, makes his directorial debut with the stylish and cerebral thriller, EX MACHINA. Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson), a programmer at an internet-search giant, wins a competition to spend a week at the private mountain estate of the company’s brilliant and reclusive CEO, Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac). Upon […]

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