I love movies where the protagonist is stuck inside a single location – from *Die Hard*’s Nakatomi skyskraper to *Speed*’s bus and *Phone Booth*’s…phone booth, the sense of bucking claustraphobia is not only a fantastic storytelling device but also allows the lead actor to really flail those acting skills (or, like Keanu, be…confused).
Well, now there’s a new one to add to the list (along with Ryan Reynolds’ *Buried*, which I still haven’t seen). *Locke* is movie that places (our friend) Tom Hardy in a car for ninety minutes…and that’s it. Whatever unfolds, it seems like him exiting from the car soon becomes less and less of a choice. Let’s take a took at the trailer.
Hardy’s a great actor – [dodgy Welsh accent aside](http://www.walesonline.co.uk/lifestyle/showbiz/actor-tom-hardy-says-inspiration-7064402) – so such an intense thriller could be amazing. It has a limited theatrical run at the moment (Vancouver times [here](http://www.cinemaclock.com/movies/bri/Vancouver/43246/Locke.html)) – so get to see it while you can.
*(Thanks to Keith for the tip. Go read his review of [*Jodorowsky’s Dune*](https://awesomefriday.ca/2014/05/review-jodorowskys-dune/))*
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