Ex Machina [ex_machina] (2015)

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★★★★★

Ex Machina (Alex Garland, UK 2015). Written by Alex Garland / Cinematography by Rob Hardy / Edited by Mark Day / Production design by Mark Digby / Music by Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow. Starring Domnhall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Alicia Vikander, Sonoya Mizuno.

In Alex Garland’s debut film, Ex Machina, the CEO of a powerful software company, Nathan, lives in splendid isolation with a sole assistant in a secretive facility in the mountains. He has built a humanoid robot called Ava with artificial intelligence (AI). He invites an employee, Caleb, to administer a test that will allow the AI to persuade the tester that it is human. As the test proceeds, things start to go terribly wrong, plunging us into a thrilling world of deadly mind-games. Ex Machina is a beautiful but deeply disturbing human drama, unfolding a meditation on the hubris of creation and just what it is that makes us human. Read More