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Peripheral (2018)




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A young writer battles the intelligent software designed to help her write her new book and stumbles upon a conspiracy of social control. Peripheral is a contemporary sci-fi thriller about the war between art and commerce, the brain and the processor, flesh and silicon. Blending the claustrophobic intensity of Pi with the hallucinatory nature of Videodrome, Peripheral is a fiercely smart and original genre film with a critical eye on today's corporate controlled culture of entertainment and distraction. Starring Hannah Arterton (Walking On Sunshine), Elliot Langridge (Northern Soul) and directed by Paul Hyett (Howl, The Seasoning House).

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Critic Reviews for Peripheral

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (1)

The ink-stained results, messy and unnerving, are an introspective oddity and a dystopian satire of the individual's place in a closed political system. It's easily Hyett's finest film.

November 9, 2018 | Full Review…

British sci-fi horror about the connections between a writer and her computer, from director Paul Hyett.

February 10, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The script shimmies into Cronenberg/Raimi terrain throughout the second act and momentarily improves, but instead of running fearlessly in this exciting new direction, it backtracks onto a more budget-friendly path.

August 3, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

As tech horror continues to develop and reflect contemporary concerns, this love letter to Cronenberg is grim but stylish, and well worth a watch.

July 31, 2020 | Full Review…

Peripheral is a multi-faceted story that will satisfy fans of the body horror subgenre, but also many writers may find themselves identifying with the existential crisis that Bobbi finds herself in that may be driving her mad.

July 20, 2020 | Full Review…

Building on the premise of a writer struggling to complete the followup to their debut novel it also acts as a meditation on the writers process, fame and the interference of technology and corporations on our lives.

July 3, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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