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Watch: 6-Minute Video Essay Goes Inside The Mind Of Oscar Isaac’s Nathan Bateman From ‘Ex Machina’

Watch: 6-Minute Video Essay Goes Inside The Mind Of Oscar Isaac's Nathan Bateman From ‘Ex Machina’

Ranking number 11 on our own list of the best films of 2015, Alex Garland’s “Ex Machina” has left a lasting presence, essentially opening up an entirely new kind of technological interaction, with standout performances from newcomer Alicia Vikander and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” alumni Domnhall Gleeson and Oscar Isaac.

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Mr. Nerdista has made a terrific video essay exploring the somewhat-convoluted thought processes of the film’s eccentric billionaire, Isaac’s Nathan Bateman. By accepting the analogy that Nathan’s house is a metaphor for his mind —sequestered, organized and manipulated— we realize that everything, even the impromptu dance session with Sunoya Mizuno‘s Kyoko, happened for a reason.

If you haven’t yet seen the film, this is a perfect companion piece to watch afterwards and provide an extra morsel of insight. Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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