The Selfish Giant

The Selfish Giant ★★½

I'm typically a sucker for the working-class Ken Loach-style stuff, and while I did enjoy the grittiness, one saw the denouement from miles away, which sucked a lot of the air out of it. Had Barnard been able to create and maintain the same sense of dread without telegraphing the ending, well, that would've made for a formidable film.