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Oculus – Reviewed // Simon Duckett

Oculus – Reviewed // Simon Duckett   Dir: Mike Flanagan With: Karen Gillan            Brenton Thwaites            Rory Cochrane Horror films in […]

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Under The Radar – Short form film reviews…#28 Gone Baby Gone

Gone Baby Gone Dir: Ben Affleck (Argo, The Town) 2006 Dark and gripping thriller set in Boston. A little girl goes missing and the distraught family hire a pair of […]

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Under The Radar – Short form film reviews…#27 The Mist

The Mist Dir: Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile) 2007 Brilliantly bleak ‘B’ movie style horror film from a story by Stephen King. After a violent storm a […]

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Locke – Reviewed // Simon Duckett

Locke Dir: Steven Knight With: Tom Hardy Olivia Coleman (voice)             Ruth Wilson (voice) Ivan Locke (Hardy) is a construction manager on a major build somewhere north of London. He […]

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Calvary – Reviewed // Simon Duckett

Calvary Dir: John Michael McDonagh With: Brendan Gleeson             Kelly Reilly             Chris O’Dowd Int. Confessional Box. Day or night. Father James (Gleeson) sits waiting patiently for a penitent. One […]

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Under The Radar – Short form film reviews…#26 I, Anna

Under The Radar – Short form film reviews…#26 I, Anna Dir: Barnaby Southcombe (2012) Slow burning noir mystery that draws you along right to the end. Gabriel Byrne is a […]

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Under The Radar – Short form film reviews…#25 Arbitrage

Under The Radar – Short form film reviews…#25 Arbitrage  Dir: Nicholas Jarecki, 2011 Superb debut feature that is a tale of our times in the classical thriller tradition. Richard Gere […]

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Under The Radar – Short form film reviews…#24 In Fear

In Fear (2013) Dir: Jeremy Lovering Grippingly claustrophobic low budget tale of a young couple (Iain De Caestecker, Alice Englert) who are planning to stop overnight at a remote country […]

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Under The Skin – Reviewed // Simon Duckett

Under The Skin – Reviewed // Simon Duckett Dir: Jonathan Glazer With: Scarlett Johansson             Paul Brannigan             Adam Pearson What to make of this extraordinary film? The […]

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Only Lovers Left Alive – Reviewed // Simon Duckett

Only Lovers Left Alive – Reviewed // Simon Duckett Dir: Jim Jarmusch With: Tom Hiddleston           Tilda Swinton           Mia Wasikovska I […]

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8 Minutes Idle – Reviewed // Simon Duckett

8 Minutes Idle – Reviewed // Simon Duckett Dir: Mark Simon Hewis With: Tom Hughes            Ophelia Lovibond            Montserrat Lombard The […]

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Under The Radar – Short form film reviews…#23 Sound Of My Voice

Sound of My Voice Dir: Zal Batmanglij (The East) 2011 An intriguing slice of lo-fi sci-fi from the director and actor/writer Brit Marling and something of a companion piece to […]

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12 Years A Slave – Reviewed // Simon Duckett

12 Years A Slave – Reviewed // Simon Duckett Dir: Steve McQueen With: Chiwetel Ejiofor             Michael Fassbender             Lupita […]

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All Is Lost – Reviewed // Simon Duckett

All Is Lost Dir: J.C. Chandor With: Robert Redford This is, to say the least, an unusual film. One actor, a boat and the wide, wide ocean. There is barely […]

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Under The Radar – Short form film reviews…#21 Exam

Exam Dir: Stuart Hazeldine, 2009 Eight candidates are in a room they’re not allowed to leave, to pass a test for a high-flying job. There is one question, which they […]

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Under The Radar – Short form film reviews…#20 Stuck

Stuck Dir: Stuart Gordan (Re-Animator, From Beyond) 2008 Bizarre low rent ‘true story’ movie about a nursing assistant who hits a man with her car whilst under the influence and […]

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Blue is the Warmest Colour (La Vie d’Adèle Chapitres 1+ 2)…reviewed // Simon Duckett

Blue is the Warmest Colour (La Vie d’Adèle Chapitres 1+ 2) Dir: Abdellatif Kechiche With: Léa Seydoux   Adèle Exarchopoulos It is a great pleasure to be reminded so often […]

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Under The Radar – Short form film reviews…#19 Lone Star

Lone Star Dir: John Sayles (Matewan, The Brother From Another Planet) 1996 Sheriff Chris Cooper investigates the identity of a body discovered in the desert outside a small town in […]

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Gravity…reviewed // Simon Duckett

Gravity…reviewed // Simon Duckett   Dir: Alphonso Cuarón With: George Clooney   Sandra Bullock   Every now and then, but very rarely, a film comes along that forces you to […]

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Under The Radar – Short form film reviews…#18 Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel

Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel Dir: Gareth Carrivick, 2009 Wacky but very funny low budget Brit movie. Chris O’Dowd meets a beautiful American woman in the snug of his […]