Philadelphia Film Festival

Welcome to Leith

Philadelphia Film Festival – ‘Welcome to Leith’ is harrowing

Welcome to Leith is a documentary, but it might as well be a thriller. Directors Michael Beach Nichols and Christopher K. Walker shoot the film with harrowing, slowly moving B-roll, an ominous score, and a structure designed like a cliffhanger, home-invasion movie.

Blue Ruin

‘Blue Ruin’ is an impressive revenge thriller

Dwight (Macon Blair) is an unassuming vagrant who receives startling news: the man who murdered his parents has been released from prison early. Dwight goes on an improbable quest for revenge, throwing his quiet existence into violent disorder.

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