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    The Incomparable MothershipJuly 18, 2020"Devs"
    524 ASMR From Hell

    Alex Garland has followed up his film “Ex Machina” with another philosophical drama about technology, the miniseries “Devs.” It’s unique, beautiful, thought provoking, and doesn’t remotely stick the landing. We spend a lengthy pre-Spoiler Horn slot discussing why you might want to watch it (and why you might not), and then we break down the strengths and weaknesses of the show overall and the final episode in particular.

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    DefocusedFebruary 16, 2016Ex Machina
    84 The Middle of Norwhere

    Red flags everywhere.

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    The Incomparable MothershipNovember 21, 2015"Her" and "Ex Machina"
    273 The Long-Term Plan Is Kill All Humans

    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?