First things first. You need to see EX MACHINA!
It’s one of those thrillers that can’t easily be summed up in a trailer, (and its trailers will, in fact, spoil the movie for you). A description of the plot may also seem shrug-worthy, though the simplest synopsis is that the Turing Test is performed. (*a test of a machine’s ability to exhibit intelligent behavior or indistinguishable from, that of a human.)
The film makes the absolute most of its premise, and ultimately asks the most important question a story can, “What does it mean to be human?” It’s well shot, fantastically acted, and builds suspense naturally through a growing unease with disconcertingly morally grey revelations. Most importantly, EX MACHINA respects the intelligence of its audience while engaging them in a fascinating conversation.
Put this one on your ‘To See’ list today!