In The Resident, Hilary Swank plays a newly-dumped ER doctor who’s on the hunt for a new apartment. She finds a huge, atmospheric space with great views over the Brooklyn Bridge – but when you find something that’s too good to be true, the cinematic fact is it probably is. Cue creepy really creepy landlord (and you, yes you, Jeffrey Dean Morgan: I have not yet forgiven you for Watchmen.)
I have to say I’m not much moved by Hilary Swank. I can give her a fat miss at the best of times, and this, honestly, is not the best of times. It looks good, certainly, and it has its icky moments, but I thought the plot gave itself away too soon – and it’s also a terrible waste of Lee Pace. Although it’s set in Brooklyn, the interiors filmed in a studio in New Mexico.