Movie Reviews

Movie Review: Memento (2000)

The film Memento (2000) stars Guy Pearce as Leonard Shelby, an insurance investigator on the hunt for the individual responsible for his wife’s rape and murder. The only problem is that he has a severe form of anterograde amnesia from the injuries that he sustained during the home invasion that left his wife dead.

Our expert reviewer for this film is Dr. Clayton Dickson, a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Alberta and Principal Investigator of the Brain Rhythms Lab.

Movie Review: Transcendence

Where did this movie succeed in addressing scientific content accurately, and where did it fail? It’s a frequently recurring theme in Hollywood, but should we really be fearing artificial intelligence and its ill-intentions for humanity (see Terminator 1984, I Robot 2004, Avengers: Age of Ultron 2015)? Our expert reviewer for this film is Dr. Csaba Szepesvari, a professor in the Department of Computing Science at the University of Alberta and member of the Reinforcement Learning and Artificial Intelligence group.