Justin Edgar's third feature is amusing, appealingly performed and sensibly brief.
Andrew Douglas' fact-based account of teen violence is salaciously watchable but finally hokey.
A coolly composed, quietly impressive character study anchored by Aidan Gillen's tremendous performance as a disconsolate family man.
A trifling comedy about writer's block that aims for a blend of Richard Curtis-style cheeriness and arch literary satire.
This good, middlebrow adaptation of John Banville's Booker Prize-novel sacrifices structural intricacy for Masterpiece-style emotional accessibility.
This elegant, geographically vivid pic is considerably leaner than its melodramatic premise might suggest, though wan characterization makes it less immediately engaging than "A Screaming Man."
A sly, insidious and intermittently hilarious domestic thriller that is likely to remain one of the most daring selections of this year's Cannes competish.
'The Arbor' helmer Clio Barnard's voice comes through loud and clear in this demanding but eminently distributable art film.
In 2008, Eran Creevy's bristly, assured microbudget debut "Shifty" set higher expectations than those fulfilled by his flashier follow-up "Welcome to the Punch."
This simplistic urban morality tale miscasts the appealing James McAvoy as one good cop whose dogged pursuit of Mark Strong's alpha criminal only uncovers the rot within police ranks.