Source Code (2011)

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Like many new filmmakers, British director Duncan Jones has an awful lot to prove with his second feature – particularly as his 2009 debut, Moon, is widely regarded as one of the best independent sci-fi films of recent years. But, while Source Code never quite reaches the dizzy heights of Moon, it undoubtedly marks Jones out as a remarkable new talent.

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District 9 (2009)

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Released under the aegis of Peter Jackson’s production banner WingNut Films, District 9 is the debut feature from commercials wunderkind Neill Blomkamp. If alarm bells start ringing at this point be reassured that, evidenced from this work, Blomkamp looks to be anything but another McG-esque clone whose entire film grammar is borne of the empty gloss of the MTV generation.

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