Tom Hardy is the rising star these days, from his role in the second season of Peaky Blinders, to the recent announcement that in 2016 he will be part of the Suicide Squad. A really good film that he starred in 2013 (although released in Greece in 2014) and gave a brilliant performance is Locke.
A film shot almost entirely in a moving car, with the main character Ivan Locke (Hardy) starting a 2h drive, after receiving a mysterious phone call. While we try to figure out the plot, he starts making a series of phone calls and life changing decisions...
Written and directed by Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders creator), Locke, is a rather minimal film, where all the other characters/actors are only heard through the phone and never seen on screen. A powerful and intense performance by Tom Hardy, who shot his part in 6 days, twice per night, on a single shot. Let alone that he had a cold which was cleverly included in the script. This films demostrates that he is an even better actor away from Hollywood.
Fun fact: The actor playing the voice of Donal, Llocke's co-worker is non other that the vicious Jim Moriarty, the "beloved" Sherlock villain!
Ever since I first set foot on a cinema theatre, I knew that something magical was happening there....