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Nile Rodgers: 'The first time I listened to David Bowie I was naked on a Miami beach'

I remember the first time I ever heard David Bowie’s music because I was naked! Big time! It was in the most romantic, amazing, hippy situation you can think of – I was playing in a club in Miami Beach and they used to have a nude beach there, so this girl who was the night club’s photographer …

The Oscars left out one major actor this year

On Thursday morning, this year's Oscar nominations were announced. As with every year, there were a lot of snubs and surprises. One big snub, but no surprise, was that actor Oscar Isaac didn't make the cut.<p>No, the snub wasn't for his performance in "Star Wars," but rather for a much smaller sci-fi …

Perfect Moment

Record Oscar nominations for British outfit Film4

Room, Carol, 45 Years, Amy, Youth and Ex Machina earn Channel 4’s once embattled movie maker 15 chances at Oscar glory<p>Related: Oscar nominations 2016: The Revenant leads field, Mad Max in second place<p>Channel 4’s feature-film-making arm Film4 Productions has scored an unprecedented 15 Oscar …

Berry Gordy: the man who built Motown

Berry Gordy: the man<br>who built Motown<p>Photo: Tony Spina/Detroit Free Press<p>How did a former boxer go on to found Motown, one of the most successful record labels of all time? As a new musical based on his life story opens in London, Berry Gordy reminisces about the legends he created, from Diana Ross …

It Took Less Than a Year for the Plot of Ex Machina to Become a Reality

Mark Zuckerberg just announced that his “personal challenge” for the new year is to build an artificial intelligence to help him around the house. …

How Oscar Isaac went from being a ska musician in Florida to a lead in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

Often compared to 1970s movie stars like Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, Isaac has become known in the past few years for churning out dark, brilliant performances in "Drive," "Inside Llewyn Davis," and 2014's "A Most Violent Year".<p>2015 has already been a stellar year for 36-year-old actor.<p>After an …

Star Wars

Here are the 5 best and worst movies about technology in 2015

Christmas is here, which means you’re probably reading this article to avoid talking to your Trump-curious uncle.<p>Unfortunately it’s also the time of year when pretty much zero news is breaking, so we fill the quietness with a lot of year-end roundups and hope something breaks.<p>To help save you from …

The Actor Who's Everywhere Doesn't Want To Be Famous

Domhnall Gleeson has been everywhere in 2015, from the lethal sci-fi thriller Ex Machina to the sweet Irish romance Brooklyn, to two of the year's most anticipated movies, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Revenant. But, as the actor told BuzzFeed News, he would just as soon you only paid …

The 20 Best Films Of 2015

It’s a good year when winnowing a list of the best films down to 20 means making some painful cuts. The names of some of the films just bubbling under our collective list could make for a fine year at the movies: <i>Beasts of No Nation</i>, <i>Love & Mercy, James White</i>, <i>The Night Before</i>, <i>Duke of Burgundy</i>, <i>Clouds</i> …

2015: The Year ’50s Romances Were Liberating and Contemporary Romances Were Horrifying

Is there a way to craft a cinematic romance out of a narrative where two people meet through a series of synchronized swipes after having seen a …

Relationships

Why 'Ex Machina' Visual Effects Artists' Motto Was 'More Bang for the Buck'

OscarWrap: Andrew Whitehurst’s crew had to create a believable cyborg on a fraction of the usual VFX budget<p><i>This story originally appeared in “The</i> …

Jurassic World

Week in geek's top five science-fiction and fantasy films of 2015

Film,Culture,Science fiction and fantasy,Superhero movies,Pixar,Animation,Ex Machina,Star Wars: The Force Awakens,Star Wars,Mad Max: Fury Road,Inside Out,Kingsman: The Secret Service<p>It was a middling year for superhero movies, but a storming one for dystopian science fiction and hyper-nostalgic …

Composer Geoff Barrow (Ex Machina) Talks with Composer Clint Mansell (Noah) for The Talkhouse Film Podcast

On this latest episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast, two acclaimed English composers talk about their craft. Geoff Barrow of Portishead fame, who …

Interview: Alex Garland Reflects On His Career, ‘Sunshine,’ ’28 Days Later,’ Sequels, Subjectivity & More

If you want to discuss contemporary sci-fi touchstones of the last 15 years, probably somewhere near the epicenter of that conversation has to be …

Sequels

7 Best Movies of 2015 So Far

7<p>‘The Wolfpack’<p>A documentary you can't get out of your head. Filmmaker Crystal Moselle somehow infiltrates the Angulo family — a girl and six boys, …

'We're a long way from a singularity' says 'Ex Machina' AI consultant

On-screen robots tend to rise up and crush their puny human masters with alarming regularity.<p>"I decided to log every single incidence of artificial intelligence or robots in the history of cinema," Adam Rutherford, a British geneticist and author who served as AI consultant on the recent film "Ex …

Singularity

"Ex Machina" brilliantly captures the horror and hubris of the modern tech CEO

<i>(If you live in New York, you can still catch</i> Ex Machina <i>on the big screen at Nitehawk Cinema. It's definitely worth seeing in a theater, and also</i> …

Silicon Valley

The real-life architecture of "Ex Machina"

Whether you think Alex Garland's film "Ex Machina" is a mind-bending classic or a future camp hit (the Dancing Scene, anybody?), one thing is …

Ex Machina: Portishead’s Geoff Barrow And Composer Ben Salisbury On Soundtracking The Year’s Most Chilling Sci-Fi Drama

<i>Ex Machina</i>, the directorial debut from novelist/screenwriter Alex Garland (<i>The Beach</i>, <i>28 Days Later</i>), is one of this year’s most fascinating sci-fi …

Science Fiction

The Sexual Provocations of 'Ex Machina'

"Are women necessaryc Not with Ava around" ~ Maureen Dowd The quote above comes from <b>Maureen Dowd</b>'s April 25 piece in the New York Times and it's a …

Ex Machina's Alicia Vikander On the Delicate Balance of Playing a Robot Who May Be More Human Than You Think

<i>Ex Machina</i> is one of those films that will completely blindside you, and not in the ways you may think. I struggled with whether or not this …

Weird

Ex Machina Director Alex Garland May Be Summer's Most Inventive Filmmaker

In a just-started summer movie season defined (at least so far) by killer robots chasing the Avengers, a very different form of A.I. is gaining …

More human than human: the making of Ex Machina’s incredible robot

<b>Bryan Bishop: Let’s talk about making Ava. Other than the restrictions with budget and time, what were the biggest challenges?</b><p>Andrew Whitehurst: I think there’s a sort of film historical precedent issue, which is we didn’t want Ava to look obviously like a robot from any other film that people …

Alex Garland’s Overachieving ‘Ex Machina’ Jumps To 2000 Screens; Don’t Hold Your Breath For A Sequel

<b>EXCLUSIVE</b>: In this age of heavy hype and tracking, it’s hard to deliver a sleeper crossover hit. A24 is slowly building Alex Garland’s directing …

So You Can Totally Stay At The Crazy Mansion In "Ex Machina"

But sorry, Oscar Isaac won't be there with you.

Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina Star's Style and Fashion

You may not be familiar with the name Alicia Vikander, but by December, she's all you'll be talking about. The Swedish actress, 26, currently stars in <i>Ex Machina</i> and is set to appear in five more major films this year. So you know what that means: tons of fantastic gowns and other fashion …

Fashion Week

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

What To Wear Today<p>What to wear today and every day this month, whether you're headed to the office or a beach wedding.<p>31 Photos1 day agoView …