Radius (2017)

A man wakes up in a crashed car.

What happened?

Where is he?

Who is he?

He stumbles down the road looking for help. A car comes into view. He flags it down but then it crashes.

He keeps walking and finally arrives in town…

To discover that everyone is deceased. As he frantically seeks shelter, even animals drop dead.

Polarizing expectations seem to be inevitable with any small budget Indi but sometimes less is more, especially to maintain an air of mystery. Though there are a few instances of slightly deflated acting, the nuances of the characters are intriguing. Despite apparent bypasses around expensive effects, the cinematography is striking. The ending is abrupt, if not enigmatic, to some while wholly satisfying to others, which could generate discussion if the audience is so inclined but don’t expect a thematic message. Overall, the engaging M. Knight Shyamalan-style premise proves to be an entertaining story.

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