Starring: Oscar Issac, Dohmnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Sonoya Mizuno, Claire Selby
Directed by: Alex Garland
Plot: A programmer wins the opportunity to visit the home of his company’s CEO for a weekend, but finds out when he gets there that he’s been tasked with giving a Turing Test to a highly sophisticated AI, Ava.
Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 89%
Critic Consensus: “Ex Machina leans heavier on ideas than effects, but it’s still a visually polished piece of work — and an uncommonly engaging sci-fi feature”
The Age of Adaline
Starring: Blake Lively, Michael Huisman, Harrison Ford, Ellen Burstyn, Kathy Baker, Amanda Crew
Directed by: Lee Toland Kreiger
Plot: A young woman, born at the turn of 20th century, is rendered ageless after an accident. After years of a solitary life, she meets a man who might be worth losing her immortality for.
RT Freshness: 54%
Critic Consensus: “The Age of Adaline ruminates on mortality less compellingly than similarly themed films, but is set apart by memorable performances from Blake Lively and Harrison Ford”
Starring: Emily Watson, Jakob Salvati, Kevin James, David Henrie, Tom Wilkinson, Ted Levine
Directed by: Alejandro Monteverde
Plot: An eight-year-old boy is willing to do whatever it takes to end World War II so he can bring his father home.
RT Freshness: 7%
Critic Consensus: “Well-meaning but manipulative on a horrifically misguided scale, Little Boy is the rare faith-based film that many viewers may find legitimately offensive”