in about 100 words or less
US 110m, Colour
Director: James Ponsoldt; Cast: Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega, Karen Gillan, Ellar Coltrane, Patton Oswalt, Glenne Headly, Bill Paxton
The Circle is an interesting near future psychological thriller about a young woman who is in the employment of a high-tech firm which attempts to change the world through social media while conspiring with government and lining the pockets of its executives. As another Orwellian inspired thriller, The Circle is perhaps more insidious than “Big Brother” in that the masses are now complicit in their own surveillance (Klaus Ming July 2017).