Had Mindgame not been advertised as a psychological thriller, I dare say the surprises would have a greater impact. Even so, it’s enjoyable as a homage to true crime and the dark side of the human condition.
In our post-#MeToo world, consent and the right to be free from harassment is all-important. However, in matters of cyber-crimes, the law is less prescript as it’s harder to enforce iron-clad convictions. Gifted – which is written by Tom Ratcliffe and directed by Polina Kalinina – puts a human face on this conundrum.