In “The Angels’ Share” Robbie, a Glasgow hooligan doing community service in lieu of jail time, wants to give his new son a better childhood than he had. But he’s finding it hard to overcome the pull of gang violence.
The villain of the Cold War thriller “Phantom” is an ideological maniac (David Duchovny) who takes his orders “from the most zealous elements of the KGB,” and thinks touching off a nuclear war will be good for the Soviet Union.
Michigan taxpayers foot the bill for the most generous movie subsidies in the U.S. Since 2008, the state has allotted $282 million to lure the filming of Hilary Swank ’s “Conviction,” Clint Eastwood’s “Gran Torino,” George Clooney ’s “Up In The Air” and more than 120 other productions.
Convinced that her brother was wrongly convicted of murder, a high-school dropout becomes a lawyer while raising two sons and working part time as a bartender. She takes over his appeal, finds missing evidence and wins his release from prison.