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.
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.