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Dark Little Gem
on 5 January 2013
This is a dark little movie with excellent central performances from Matthew Macfadyen, Daniel Mays and Eva Birthistle.
It is a slow burner and better suited to a TV movie. But it is a very brooding, tense and atmospheric movie worth watching. The story is slight but that adds to the feeling of claustrophobia that permeates the movie.
Macfadyen is outstanding as the fundamentalist priest determined to do the right thing and out of touch with reality and Mays and Birthistle are equally impressive as the family caught up in all.
A dark little drama perfect for cold winter nights.