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“Annihilation” renovates past sci-fi thrillers

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By Derek Wagner | For The Pitt News

February 27, 2018

As my friend and I walked out of the theater after seeing Director Alex Garland’s new film “Annihilation” — both trying to wrap our heads around what we had just witnessed — my friend said, “I feel like this is how audiences felt after seeing ‘2001’ in theaters for the first time.”...

Garland goes back to the future with ‘Ex Machina’

Garland goes back to the future with 'Ex Machina'

By Ian Flanagan / Staff Writer

April 15, 2015

'Ex Machina'Directed by: Alex GarlandStarring: Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Alicia VikanderGrade: B+Looking past smartphones and Google Glass to the next level of digital advancement, Alex Garland’s “Ex Machina” brings artificial intelligence uncomfortably close in the form of a flirting human...

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