Ex Machina

Ex Machina ★★★★★

Alex Garland hits the ground running here with his solid first outing as director (if you of course don’t count his uncredited efforts on Dredd).
Ex Machina is a hauntingly beautiful techno-thriller, that within the confines of a small cast, and limited locations is able to present us with a disturbingly surreal tale that hits hard on themes of paranoia, betrayal and ultimately our very own mortality.
Intelligently written, and crafted to near visual perfection, with an incredible soundtrack to boot, Ex Machina certainly hits the sweet spot. 
The performances are captivating, and the pacing is rewarding. The movies final beats resonate deep, resulting in a powerful aftertaste.