I had never watched Ex Machina, a 2015 film about the development of AGI, so I did last night.
It's a good movie. Visually polished, engaging, sparse but well executed. I was a bit disappointed it co-mingled AGI with robotics so quickly, and except for the Turing test reference there wasn't any depth to the science behind the story. But that's expecting too much of a cinema feature.
What the film did do well was raise questions of power, creation, human frailty, gender, and manipulation. And the score was great. I think I'll watch more Alex Garland going forward.