19th-century vs. 21st-century love

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Ex-Machina

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I know everyone is talking about the new Avengers film, but let me say something about Ex Machina (3 1/2 stars on 0-5 scale) that no one else is mentioning: To pair Domhnall Gleeson with Alicia Vikander after they played Levin and Kitty in Joe Wright’s brilliant Anna Karenina is a real stroke of genius. Perhaps it was unintentional, but reuniting them as a cinematic couple is a great commentary on love in the 19th century vs. love in the 21st. Oh, and my man crush on Oscar Isaac continues.

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