A Tunisian AE FOND KISS, with added political/economic/social topicality. An engaging directorial debut.
MIDNIGHT SPECIAL ★★★☆☆
Jeff Nichols goes STARMAN and E.T., to mixed effect. Same as TOMORROWLAND, needed another gear.
BORIS WITHOUT BÉATRICE ★★★☆☆
Denis Côté directs a surprisingly funny Dickensian take on a modern corporate Scrooge. Lessons are learnt, but they are too obvious.
Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s overlong, unsatisfying mix of comedy, histrionics and bleak serial killer stylings needed a re-think.