Three Businessmen ★★★

Typically offbeat surreal comedy from Alex Cox, largely revolving around two art dealers trying to find some lunch guided by a map of Liverpool and a credit card that take them on a bizarre, unwitting global trek. Miguel Sandoval and Cox himself play the pair, both playing heavily on national stereotypes - Bennie the Yank is brash, ignorant and boastful, Frank the Brit is reserved, awkward and embarrassed. Both are magnetic, and the whole premise is very good fun, amusing and bizarrely philosophical, with the vague look of something made guerilla fashion on about a tenner.

Like Cox's preceding film The Winner it's not altogether successful but showcases an auteur determined to carve his own path.