But this sci-fi thriller got its thrust from the creepy bond between the two men obsessed with Ava: tech billionaire Oscar Isaac and humble employee Domhnall Gleeson.Freed from Twilight, Kristen Stewart showed flashes of both savage intelligence and newfound sensitivity as the personal assistant to Juliette Binoche's pampered, neurotic actress.The camera sits on the opposite side so that we see what they are seeing as well as the expression on their face as they see it, without a need for a cutaway shot.
is an American director, producer, and screenwriter.
He is considered one of the founding pioneers of the New Hollywood era, as well as being viewed as one of the most popular directors and producers in film history.
Awestruck faces Film writer Matt Patches has dubbed this "The Spielberg Face", an appellation adopted by a recent Kevin Lee video essay.
"If Spielberg deserves to be called the master of audience manipulation, then this is his signature stroke," says Lee in his piece.
The film works as both insider moviemaking satire and an enigmatic tribute to intergenerational bonds between women.