Hell Or High Water (2016)

There’s a theory that there are no original stories left, only new ways to tell them. That’s definitely the case for Hell or High Water, an attempt to subvert the well worn cops-and-robbers story that almost succeeds.

Jack O'Connell in Starred Up (2013)

Starred Up (2014)

The phrase “starred up” is British slang, referring to the transfer of a juvenile offender to adult incarceration. In David Mackenzie’s Starred Up the offender in question is Eric (Jack O’Connell). We enter the prison with Eric, watching him as he is strip-searched, as he constructs a makeshift shiv, as he unleashes savage violence on…