Inside Llewyn Davis and Alicia Vikander giving a highly nuanced performance as Ava the robot - more convincing I thought than Scarlet Johansson's extraterrestrial in last year's Under the Skin, a film that shares much in common with Ex Machina.
Technically flawless the film has a brilliantly moody score courtesy of
Portishead's Geoff Barrow and composer Ben Salisbury, who had previously
worked with Garland on an unused score for Dredd, and stunning VFX from
Double Negative, particularly the work on Ava's robotic exoskeleton.