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Lost Transmissions

By Andy Howell | March 11, 2020

In Lost Transmissions Theo Ross (Simon Pegg) is the life of the party — he’s charming, talented, and a gifted music producer.  He sees something in Hannah (Juno Temple), and together they start working on a song.  But when Theo goes off his medication for schizophrenia, his world starts to crumble — he misses his bills, gets evicted, and pushes away all his friends.  Hannah tries to help him but faces challenges associated with his jaded friends, estranged family, and a broken health care system. 

When Theo goes off his medication for schizophrenia, his world starts to crumble…”

Simply put, Lost Transmissions is Simon Pegg’s best role to date.  His Theo Ross is charming, charismatic, troubled, sometimes scary, but so, so human.  Never once do you feel like he’s going over the top, or even hamming it up when he’s laying on the charm.  Simon Pegg is a charismatic guy, but he’s not playing Simon Pegg here.  Somehow he summons charisma from a different place as Theo Ross.  It is almost purely a dramatic role — sure he’s charming and a little funny, but the seriousness far outweighs the lightheartedness.  This would have been an easy role to screw up.  Many actors would have played it too big and had it become a caricature.  But he completely and totally nails the charm, loneliness, terror, and unpredictability of Theo.  He’s going to be getting a lot of calls for dramatic roles after this. 

Juno Temple turns in a great performance as well.  Her Hannah is a talented budding artist, but she’s unsure of herself. She also has an extraordinary heart.  She has a loving, but not exactly romantic relationship with Theo, and we get a great sense of their bond with one another.  Juno Temple’s role is not as flashy as Simon Pegg’s, but it is just as emotional, and essential to the success of the movie.  The music in the film is great, and Temple is convincing as a singer doesn’t always know what she’s doing, but has talent to be excavated if she can find someone to help her.

Lost Transmissions (2020)

Directed and Written: Katharine O’Brien

Starring: Simon Pegg, Juno Temple, etc.

Movie score: 8/10

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"…Simon Pegg’s best role to date..."

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  1. chris ball says:

    Hi there,

    We are launching our latest movie Sphere of Fear 2 soon and are wondering if you’d be interested in writing a review for this?

    Sphere of Fear 2

    It’s back from Brazil and more “terriball” than before. Dylan Davis is a depressed mess, The Hunter has stolen Faye Le Mort from him, even his dead brother cannot help. Who can help Dylan? The Demon Football of course. Satan wants the Football’s help; Dylan needs the Football’s help, what can go wrong?

    All profits from Film’s release going to Football for Cancer in Portsmouth

    Film features John Altman (Nasty Nick off Eastenders) also George Wilson (Ziggy from Grange Hill)

    Movie due for On Demand streaming release through ROKU and Android apps, also available to rent.

    Running time 134 minutes.

    The first Sphere of Fear film premiered in New York and achieved a cult like status, this sequel filled with crazy cutting comedy and surreal escapades surpasses the original movie for notoriety and ingenuity.

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