Swung (Colin Kennedy, 2015)

Director Colin Kennedy’s debut feature tackles a novel subject: people in Glasgow having sex without the aid of Scarlett Johansson turning up in a van.

Unlike Under the Skin, this adaptation of Ewan Morrison’s 2007 novel follows thirtysomething couple David (Owen McDonnell) and Alice (Elena Anaya), whose floundering love life (the film opens with an erectile dysfunction joke) provokes excursions into unfamiliar sexual territory, namely the world of swinging…

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (Guy Ritchie, 2015)

It’s been nearly 20 years since 60s TV spy show Mission: Impossible made the leap to the big screen, largely abandoning the source material’s Cold War trappings for more contemporary concerns. As the fifth M:I film hit cinemas this year, another 60s spy property finally gets a modern adaptation, albeit in period-piece pastiche mode with era contexts firmly intact…

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