A near-future Britain, (the opening graphic says “Soon”), where the government has devolved into a military dictatorship and a rebellion is taking place. This is the setting of White Chamber, the second feature from writer/director Paul Raschid (Servants Quarters). Dystopian futures are a hallmark of British fiction, how well does it hold up the tradition? …

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LEVEL 16 (2018)

A dystopian thriller set in a sinister all-girls boarding school. With a premise like that, how could I pass up Level 16, the most recent film from writer/director Danishka Esterhazy (Black Field, The Banana Splits Movie)? Just the fact she’d referred to it as “Jane Eyre meets Logan’s Run” was reason enough to see it. …

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