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In Circles (2016)

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The clandestine world of crop circles is threatened when an ambitious TV journalist plans to expose the truth drawing her into the enigma of lights, Celtic mythology and UFOs to discover both the beauty and danger in the mystery she seeks.

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Hatter
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Dean
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Lara (as Cassandra Tomaz)
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Kelsey III
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To call Honeystreet a village is generous but this tiny canal side hamlet not far from Stonehenge is Crop Circle Grand Central Station. Frustrated Brazilian TV Journalist Lara has been sent on a "nonsense mission" to the heart of the English countryside with Yossi, a war-torn Cameraman, to discover the truth about these mysterious formations. There they meet long-term investigator, the elusive and broken Hatter, desperate to reconnect with his son Dean. Only the local barmaid Aideen seems to know the truth about this clandestine world, but if she does she's in no hurry to tell. As they explore the various formations that appear overnight they are drawn deeper into the enigma of hovering lights, Celtic mythology, ancient monuments, irate landowners, UFO enthusiasts and researchers of these unexplained events to discover both the beauty and the danger in the truth they seek. 5 lost souls - each hoping to solve the unexplained phenomenon whilst resolving their own darker issues. The ... Written by Elephant Features

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2 May 2017 (USA)  »

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Because the producers didn't know when or where a crop circle would appear the cast and crew were only told of the location at the start of each day. See more »

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Confusing and just thrown together with padding
15 July 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

One word to sum this movie up. **Padding.** Right from the first frames on screen we are thrown into a messy edit, which comprises a montage of the scenes to come in the movie. Why, no reason, just have a montage of whats to come for no reason. Like a mini trailer right at the front of the movie. If that doesn't reek of fail I don't know what does. The cinematography is at times OK but a lot of the time inconsistent and flawed like a lot of bad focus pulls and botched direction ideas. Some stuff is never explained like switches from a "long barrow" to the inside chamber of the barrow where two people are talking. There you see I just confused you. If you don't know what things like long barrows are you'll be really confused when you see scenes like this which don't explain themselves... just a visual mash of things that to a layman make no sense. A lot of this movie seems made for a very narrow audience of people who actually know something about the subject matter of crop circles and stone henge type locations. If you don't understand these things a lot of this movie may confuse you. A lot of scenes are clearing in there just to make up time, ie padding... because they have zero impact or discernible need to be present. Contiunity errors such as a woman saying inside a sunny lit pub "there are lights in the sky out there now go look" - or words to that effect. Next scene the man is outside in full night. Wow. Clearly, a phoned in shoot. There were moments where very cheesy and inappropriate music was jammed on top of "moments" which really broke the fourth wall in terms of it didn't fit in the movie and made you start to think about what went wrong in the production process for something like that to make its way in to the edit. If you are a fan of crop circles then you might be curious but don't get your hopes up... special effects are awful and what little story there is could be described on the back of a cigarette packet, much like some crop circle designs are. A shame as I was hopeful or more but i found myself counting the minutes till the end. Nice countryside though.


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