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LONDON SCREEN GUIDE w/c 21.07.17

To help your hunt for adventurous moving pictures, RADIANT CIRCUS hand-picks London’s best movies, film events and gallery screenings for the week ahead*. This week, there’s a flurry of films about relationships under stress including GOODBYE FIRST LOVE, SPRING IN A SMALL TOWN and TWO FOR THE ROAD. Fearing such adult affairs, we’ve turned to […]

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AFRICAN ODYSSEYS Part 2: BESOURO

We took shelter on the South Bank over the weekend to mark 10 years of AFRICAN ODYSSEYS at BFI (15 JULY 2017, 14:00). Celebrations included brief speeches, a raffle for some chocolates and a brace of Brazilians. Today we focus on BESOURO (aka THE ASSAILANT). We posted our thoughts on its emotional bedfellow, BOY 23 – THE […]

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AFRICAN ODYSSEYS Part 1: BOY 23

We took shelter on the South Bank to mark 10 years of AFRICAN ODYSSEYS at BFI (15 JULY 2017, 14:00). Celebrations took the form of brief speeches, a raffle for some chocolates and a double bill of Brazilian brilliance. Today we focus on documentary BOY 23. We’ll post some thoughts on its curious bedfellow, capoeira […]

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EVOLUTION

(2015) d. Lucile Hadžihalilović GROW TO BECOME SOMETHING NEW Continuing our steady stream of 21st Century Euro horrors (KILLBILLIES, WELP), we spent late last night with 2015 French thriller EVOLUTION. Hadžihalilović’s film is the story of 10 year old Nicolas and what might be happening in his seaside town, an otherworldly place populated only by women […]

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LONDON SCREEN GUIDE w/c 14.07.17

To help your hunt for adventurous moving pictures, RADIANT CIRCUS hand-picks London’s screen highlights for the week ahead¹. Our featured film event of the week celebrates 10 years of BFI’s brilliant AFRICAN ODYSSEYS strand. BESOURO + BOY 23 – THE FORGOTTEN BOYS OF BRAZIL (15 JULY, 14:00) projects “a stunning biopic of a legendary capoeira fighter-revolutionary from Brazil, plus a moving […]

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KILLBILLIES (aka IDYLL)

… a short tale of two titles 2015 d. Tomaz Gorkic THE HILLS ARE ALIVE WITH THE SOUND OF SLAUGHTER! We spent late last night with Slovenian hicksploitation slasher KILLBILLIES. Renamed to sell, this European cousin of backwoods shocker WRONG TURN is possibly too derivative to stand much taller than its inbred kinfolk. What sets […]

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LONDON SCREEN GUIDE w/c 07.07.17

To help your hunt for adventurous moving pictures, RADIANT CIRCUS hand-picks London’s best movies, film events and gallery screenings for the week ahead*. This week, there’s a subtly queer spirit of resistance and rebellion in the air, including  some excellent LGBT+ films in and around London Pride. Our featured film event of the week is BLOODY […]

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HOW TO HUNT FOR ADVENTUROUS MOVING PICTURES

We started RADIANT CIRCUS to hunt for more adventurous moving pictures, heading away from London’s multiplexes into less familiar territory. We’ve learnt a lot. Since starting up, we’ve been helping more people expand their screen journeys through weekly screen guides, occasional reviews and special features. We’ve also started to nudge our blog into the real world […]

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LONDON SCREEN GUIDE w/c 30.06.17

To help your hunt for adventurous moving pictures, RADIANT CIRCUS hand-picks London’s screen highlights for the week ahead*. There’s a whole bunch of screen art kicking off this week, from a double bill of experimental film at Close-Up to a looped night of shorts at Tate Modern and the nocturnal feeding frenzy that is ART […]

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LA FETE DU CINEMA

One of our top 10 London cinemas, Ciné Lumière at the French Institute, has been running 4 day film festival LA FÊTE DU CINÉMA (25 to 28 JUNE) with all tickets £5. Hats off for this pared-back approach. Cheap and refreshingly free of pompous programming, it’s a great way to return recent releases to the […]

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