The Circle (Netflix Review)

12 – 110mins – 2017


 

FULLY TRANSPARENT

In light of a paltry US box office haul and surfeit negative reviews, this speculative techo-thriller was ignobly dumped onto UK Netflix on Sunday, little over two months after it crashed out of Stateside cinemas. It’s a shame, really, as The Circle’s tackling of human rights issues in our ever-more digitized, online age is resonantly timely, while the stellar cast (including John The Force Awakens Boyega and recently departed Bill Paxton) are all exuberant.

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Keeping Up with the Joneses (DVD Review)

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12A – 105mins – 2016


 

SOCCER DAD SPIES

Unadventurous husband and wife Jeff (Zach Lego Batman Movie Galifianakis) and Karen Gaffney (Isla Nocturnal Animals Fisher) fear they may need an injection of fun to spruce up their “stupid little lives.” Could hot-on-the-block new neighbours Tim (Jon Absolutely Fabulous Hamm) and Natalie Jones (Gal Batman v Superman Gadot) provide the impetus they need? Gorgeous, sophisticated, funny, worldly, fit, wealthy and super-skilled, they are the envy of Maple Circle.

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