Electrick Children (15)
Rebecca Thomas's feature debut shows a striking visual promise that's not quite matched by her storytelling.
Julia Garner plays 15-year-old Rachel, daughter of a remote Mormon community in Utah, who believes she's been impregnated by her first exposure to rock music. Her pastor father (Billy Zane) organises her wedding – for the next day.
Escaping to Las Vegas, she falls in with teenage dropout Clyde (Rory Culkin) and begins a drastically compressed education in the modern world.
Thomas brings a fresh perception to the eerie mood of displacement, and wins a fine performance from Garner as the wide-eyed naïf. It loses its way before the end, but its interest never flags.
Arts & Ents blogs
Let's talk book blurbs, those quotes you get, usually from other writers, that are meant to entice y...
Fela Kuti, Jewish food and The Great Gatsby are just some of the reasons why the rainy weather ahead...
Sat in a hotel lobby amidst a music conference in Aarhus around 4am in is a great way to argue, and ...
- 1 Heading for the States? Prepare for the longest US immigration queues ever
- 2 Amir Khan interview: 'One second could end my boxing career'
- 3 Boxing: Purdy set to join long list of British fighters who take the money – and then the beating
- 4 Dan Stevens after Downton Abbey: The erstwhile Matthew Crawley is back in period costume
- 5 Join Ryanair! See the world! But we'll only pay you for nine months a year
BMF is the UK’s biggest and best loved outdoor fitness classes
Find out what The Independent's resident travel expert has to say about one of the most beautiful small cities in the world
Win anything from gadgets to five-star holidays on our competitions and offers page.