I've always had a soft spot for crime dramas from the British Isles, even if I'm not sure why, but I think it began with "The Long Good Friday", starring Bob Hoskins, which if you haven't seen, I highly recommend you do.
Irish director Michael Lennox first caught my eye with "Boogaloo and Graham", his Oscar-nominated short film. In "A Patch of Fog", his feature debut, he shows even more promise. His case is certainly advanced by the help of his two leads, Conleth Hill, who played Lord Varys on HBO's "Game of Thrones" and especially Stephen Graham, who you may know from HBO's "Boardwalk Empire", where he excelled as a particularly vicious Al Capone.
The film is set in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The city's cloudy, dark murkiness helps set the tone for the action. Sandy Duffy (Hill), who wrote a mega-hit novel 20 years ago, has been living off the royalties ever since, but it's not quite enough to allow him to live the life he wants. He also teaches a class in writing and is a regular guest on a television show that discusses current cultural topics. He's also romantically involved with the show's producer.
|Movie title||A Patch of Fog|
|Summary||Full-length feature debut marks Michael Lennox as a director who may be on the way to a very successful career in film-making.|