Are you ever very far from your smartphone? Apple’s co-founder changed the way we look at technology. This is not just a biopic about a guy who built computers, but a mesmerizing study of the high personal cost of genius.

This smart and improbably entertaining film offers a knowing script by Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing), propulsive direction by Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), and is acted to perfection by Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet.

Structurally, it quite literally takes us behind the scenes, as it unfolds almost entirely backstage just before three historic product launches.

(122 min)