Ex Machina
First screened in May 2015
Director: Alex Garland. Cast: Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Alicia Vikander, Sonoya Mizuno, Claire Selby, Symara A. Templeman, Gana Bayarsaikhan, Tiffany Pisani, Elina Alminas, Corey Johnson. Screenplay: Alex Garland.

Twitter Capsule: The tale told through gazes and spaces is niftier than the one where folks keep gabbing. Not new but not uninteresting.

VOR:   Contributions at the level of production design are really prepossessing. Deft lighting and acting, and worthy ideas on its mind. Aspects of plot and theme quite blunt, though.

Photo © 2015 DNA Films/Film 4/A24

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Original Screenplay: Alex Garland
Best Visual Effects: Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Ardington, and Sara Bennett

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Supporting Actress: Alicia Vikander

Other Awards:
Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Supporting Actress (Vikander)

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