Director: Alex Garland
Writer: Alex Garland
Stars: Domhnall Gleeson (Caleb), Oscar Isaac (Nathan), Alicia Vikander (Ava), Sonoya Mizuno (Kyoko)
Often, it seems that modern science fiction films are so focused on non-stop action that they fail to explore the human implications of the technology that is being presented. That is far from the case in Ex Machina.
In the film, Caleb, an employee for a large internet company wins a lottery to spend a week with the company's elusive founder, Nathan, at his remote estate. When he arrives, he discovers that Nathan has built a very advanced and human-seeming android; his job for the week is to test the machine and determine whether it passes the Turing test (does the machine converse and act as a human would). Over the course of the week, Caleb begins to learn some uncomfortable truths about Nathan's relationship with his creation and the true depth of his research and development.