Ex Machina: a though-provoking, engaging science-fiction, Alex Garland’s film is a little jewel. It mixes a simple story with deep, insightful considerations about humanity (as good sci-fi usually will do). It’s a chamber acting feat, and the trio is in fine shape, to say the least: Alicia Vikander is the most impressive (as is the design and execution of her character’s visual), but neither Oscar Isaac nor Domhnall Gleeson hit any false notes. Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury’s score is eerie, moody, tone-perfect. Rob Hardy’s camerawork captures nicely the great locations, both indoors (fine set decoration) and outdoors (nice scouting).