Out march 25 / Cert. 15 / 91 mins.
Director William Monahan cast Oscar Isaac, Garrett Hedlund, Mark Wahlberg
Mojave has a decent cast, but they’re lumbered with a largely nonsensical plot in which a filmmaker suffering a crisis of confidence (Hedlund) meets a dangerous drifter (Isaac) while on a desert walkabout. Is he the devil? Or perhaps a tyler Durden-esque alter ego? With all the existential noodling and pretentious dialogue assaulting you, you’ll struggle to care. William Monahan won an Oscar for writing The Departed, but after this and 2010’s misjudged gangland caper London Boulevard, perhaps he should refocus on his screenplays and leave the directing duties to somebody else.