The Gift (2015, dir. Joel Edgerton)

A seemingly perfect couple’s new life in California is corrupted by a schoolmate of the husband. A superior psychological thriller, with writer-director-star Edgerton capably balancing both genre expectations and fresh ideas. Much to appreciate, and to make Edgerton one to watch.

Holmes & Watson (2018, dir. Etan Cohen)

A celebrated detective battles a plot to assassinate Queen Victoria. A great cast, handsome production values and enthusiastic playing can’t save this mess, seemingly compiled from extensive on-set improvisations rather than a script. Inevitably, some fine moments, but this is a skit stretched to 90 minutes.

Frost/Nixon (2008, dir. Ron Howard)

Peter Morgan’s adaptation of his own play about the 1977 David Frost/Richard Nixon TV interviews. A riveting docudrama which plays like a thriller, anchored by two standout performances in the title roles, supported ably by a strong cast. Recommended.