Episode 44: Oscar Isaac

In this episode Rosa and Cat dive into Óscar Isaac Hernández Estrada. You might know him simply as Oscar Isaac.

Rosa and Cat discuss three of his films:

“Balibo” (2009)

Directed by Robert Connelly

Roger East (Anthony LaPaglia) and Jose Ramos-Horta (Isaac) travel to East Timor to investigate the Balibo Five murders.

“Inside Llewyn Davis” (2013)

Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen

In 1961 New York City, folk singer Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) is at a crossroads. Guitar in hand, he struggles against seemingly insurmountable obstacles to make a name for himself in the music world, but so far, success remains elusive. Relying on the kindness of both friends and strangers, Llewyn embarks on an odyssey that takes him from the streets of Greenwich Village to a Chicago club, where awaits a music mogul who could give him the big break that he desperately needs.

“Ex Machina” (2014)

Directed by Alex Garland

Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson) a programmer at a huge Internet company, wins a contest that enables him to spend a week at the private estate of Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac), his firm’s brilliant CEO. When he arrives, Caleb learns that he has been chosen to be the human component in a Turing test to determine the capabilities and consciousness of Ava (Alicia Vikander), a beautiful robot. However, it soon becomes evident that Ava is far more self-aware and deceptive than either man imagined.

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“Tigers Are Not Afraid”

Directed by Issa López

When a girl’s mother disappears leaving her on her own, she goings a gang of street children, leading to a tragic chain of events.