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Ex Machina

See Ex Machina on Amazon.com.

Defocused 84

The Middle of Norwhere

Red flags everywhere.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm

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?

Jason Snell with John Siracusa, Brian Hamilton and David J. Loehr