Laurie Calvert and Billy Zane

Adam Morse’s feature debut, Lucid, is an ideas-driven supernatural drama that could almost double as an instructional video for shy boys who’d like to meet girls. In The Matrix style, it’s got a nerdy guy, Zel (Laurie Calvert) at its centre, an incel gamer whose mother (Sadie Frost) still hovers, concerned that her son isn’t getting out enough, worried that he’s never going to meet a nice girl if he doesn’t maintain normal standards of personal hygiene, even more worried that he can’t look a pretty woman in the eye without going to pieces if he’s got any interest in her at all. By night Zel has the sort of job shut-ins have … Read more