THE FESTIVAL (15)
The creators of The Inbetweeners continue to suckle on the teat of laddish humour in The Festival – a filthy-minded comedy. Shot at last year’s Leeds Festival, Iain Morris’s sporadically hilarious film trades in humiliation, body piercings and bestiality with one hand down its trousers and a goofy grin on its face. Subtlety isn’t invited to the party with contrived set-pieces including a striptease for a hen party and a medical emergency involving an epi-pen. Jemaine Clement from Flight Of The Conchords is a deadpan delight as an uncool stepfather.
UNFRIENDED: DARK WEB (15)
This belated sequel to the 2014 horror thriller Unfriended retains the neat trick of piecing together a narrative in windows on a laptop screen. Music and video streams overlap with typed conversations as the protagonist accesses a browser to search for clues to a chilling mystery. The face of hapless hero (Colin Woodell) in one window, etched with increasing fear, creates the illusion of events unfolding in real time. Unfriended: Dark Web retains a waft of suspense for the opening 15 minutes, but this quickly dissipates as the script loosens its grasp on plausibility.