Edge of Darkness ★★★

A solid vehicle for Mel Gibson, which he used to edge his way back into acting relevance after his somewhat-enforced Hollywood sabbatical.

Directed by Martin Campbell, this film - while nothing remarkable - is entertaining and gets to its point quickly enough to never seem a bore. There's nothing that really stands out visually or sonically with this film, but at least that means nothing is too out of place.

Nothing revolutionary plot-wise; a widowed father who is in the Boston P.D gets mad and tries to get even when his daughter gets dragged into his work life. This film raises the issue of government culpability, and organisational transparency within the industries feeding the notorious US military-industrial complex.

But really, it's all about seeing Mel go batshit bonkers like only Mel knows how. Shine on, you crazy diamond.