The Glass Man (2011, dir. Cristian Solimeno)

A man spiralling in work, money, and relationship issues is made an offer he daren’t refuse. Odd drama with genre elements that has strong performances (Andy Nyman and James Cosmo are great) though which struggles to tell a story: overlong, episodic but interesting, and worth sticking with despite its frustrations.

Here’s the trailer.

Muscle (2019, dir. Gerard Johnson)

A downtrodden salesman gets in over his head when he joins a tough new gym and starts to be mentored. Tough drama with thriller and arthouse elements: not for everyone, but well-acted, directed and focused throughout. Well worth sticking with, though it’s a touch overlong.

Here’s the trailer.