Review: Ex Machina (2014)

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Methodically suspenseful, geometrically haunting.

Using the Turing Test as both subject matter and filmmaking approach, writer/director Alex Garland crafts a methodical, seemingly clinical, ultimately human (or at least, humanly messy) examination of what it is to be human. The geometry of Rob Hardy‘s cinematography showcases the incremental precision of the three lead performances from Alicia Vikander, Domnhall Gleeson and a terrifying Oscar Isaac (who also gifts us with that dance sequence)… what a claustrophobic, haunting good time.

Michael from Lessons from the Screenplay analyses what he describes as The Control of Information in Ex Machina:

Alex Garland discusses his writing process on Ex Machina (via Behind the Curtain):

Thomas Flight examines Ex Machina as a Turing Test: