We tackled “Her” and “Ex Machina,” two films about artificial women and the men who love them. But while Scarlett Johansson’s Samantha wants to send a ‘Dear John’ update to all humanity, Alicia Vikander’s Ava has more in mind than pleasant dinner conversation. What do these films say about online relationships, society’s power dynamics, and tech-industry culture?
The Incomparable is a weekly dive into geeky media we love, including movies, books, TV, comics, and more, featuring a rotating panel of guests and hosted by Jason Snell.
LATEST EPISODE • “Her” and “Ex Machina”
Highlights (click to jump)
Mack Weldon: Transforming socks and underwear from boring stocking stuffers into top-of-the-line gifts. Use code snell for 20% off.
Ministry of Supply: Using science and technology to make comfortable, attractive menswear. Use code letsdoadraft for 15% off your first purchase.
Howl Premium: A subscription service for exclusive audio content, including original podcasts and classic archives. Use code snell for one month free.