Secrets, lies and sexual tension simmer nicely in D.R. Hood’s momentum-lite, mood-rich drama.
Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy play spouses whose move to the country is disturbed by hubby’s bro (Shaun Evans),a squaddie with issues.
Hood follows disruptive-outsider formula: seemingly a snake in the family grass, Evans’ Nick merely exposes tensions already bubbling beneath the surface.
Yet what Hood lacks in narrative jolts she compensates for in disquiet, aided by a cast who charge every suspicious look, revenge fuck and outburst with layers of meaning.