A heist movie in which the main character spends 90% of his screentime on a foot-wide ledge? That sounds interesting! And it nearly was. Man on a Ledge contains all the ingredients necessary for a credible thriller, but it falls at the last hurdle – putting them together. Also, Sam Worthington is still useless. Message ends.
Screened by UK Jewish Film a year after it was the toast of the charity’s annual Film Festival, The Debt is a challenging and unconventional thriller which combines dizzying timelines and fine performances to electrifying effect. And seriously, when else are you going to get to see Helen Mirren practicing Krav Maga?
Watch Last Night if you enjoy long moody shots interspersed with sporadic choppy cuts, endless cigarettes used as shorthand for INNER TURMOIL, and Keira Knightley’s chin taking all the limelight away from Guillaume ‘what on earth am I doing in this awful film?’ Canet. Crucially, do not watch it if you dislike insipid tripe.