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The Incomparable 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.

Jason Snell with Aleen Simms, Brian Hamilton, James Thomson and Glenn Fleishman

Defocused 84: The Middle of Norwhere

Red flags everywhere.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm

The Incomparable 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