**** out of ****
For daring filmgoers, there’s a really good one out there called, Locke. It’s an intense drama, starring Tom Hardy (best known as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises) as a man in the painful process of losing his family and job. All eighty-five minutes of the film take place within the area – inside and outside - of his car with no other human faces to be seen. He takes a long drive through the night while he communicates with his boss, wife, children and others on the car speakerphone. This is high-concept experimental filmmaking that pays off with beautiful writing, cinematography and acting. It is a fine example of art thriving on limitations.