Politics
Trump wanted to fire women who weren't pretty enough, say employees at his California golf club

Ray Winstone

'Barney Thomson' takes too much off the top of a dark comedy

'Barney Thomson' takes too much off the top of a dark comedy

"Barney Thomson" proves a middling feature-directing debut for Scottish-born actor Robert Carlyle ("The Full Monty"), who never quite musters the requisite laughs, spirit and momentum to sell this quirky, pitch-dark comedy.

Carlyle also stars in the title role as a hapless Glasgow barber who accidentally kills a co-worker (Stephen McCole) at the same time a serial killer is on the loose. The script by Richard Cowan and Colin McLaren, based on the novel by Douglas Lindsay, crisscrosses these story strands in several unexpected ways, tightening the screws on Barney in the process.

77°