UK/2016/89 min/15. Dir: Sean Foley. With Julian Barratt, Andrea Riseborough, Essie Davis
Washed-up Richard Thorncroft peaked with hit 1980s detective show Mindhorn, playing the titular Isle of Man sleuth with a robotic eye that allowed him to literally ‘see the truth’. Decades later, when a deranged Manx criminal demands to see Mindhorn as his nemesis, Thorncroft returns to the scene of his greatest triumphs for one last chance to reignite his glory days. It’s a loving send-up of vintage homegrown detective shows from the minds of Mighty Boosh’s Julian Barratt and co-writer, Horrible History’s Simon Farnaby.