The Overnight (15)

three stars

Dir: Patrick Brice

With: Adam Scott, Jason Schwartzman

Runtime: 79 minutes

YOU know what it is like when you move the family to a new place. One minute you are talking schools in the park, the next about to embark on a swinging relationship with your new buddies.... At least that is how it is in Patrick Brice's patchy but amiable LA-set comedy. That all concerned are good-looking, young, hip and well off does not do a lot for the believability of the plot, but it helps enormously in reducing the sleaze factor. As does the casting of the always likeable Jason Schwartzman as the genial leader of the pack, and a script, also by Brice, which is gently wry.

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (CTBC)

four stars

Dir: Alex Gibney

Runtime: 119 minutes

SCIENTOLOGY is given the full Alex Gibney treatment in this riveting and at times jaw-dropping documentary. The director of Taxi to the Dark Side and Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room has made his name, and won an Oscar, for investigations that are thorough, slick, and timely and here, working from the titular book by Lawrence Wright, he takes a scalpel to the controversial movement whose celebrity faces include Tom Cruise and John Travolta. Although investigators have been probing Scientology almost since it started decades ago, Gibney gives the story a fresh, urgent feel.

Glasgow Film Theatre, June 26-July 2: Filmhouse, Edinburgh from July 3.

Faberge: A Life of Its Own (PG)

three stars

Dir: Patrick Mark

Runtime: 82 minutes

HE became famous as jeweller to the Tsar of all the Russias, with his name living on long after the Romanovs left the stage. A century on, the Faberge brand has again become emblematic of luxury, whether it be the iconic eggs or the more traditional jewellery. Patrick Mark's documentary traces the Faberge story with the help of historians and other experts, with testimony from family interspersed along the way. A fascinating story, which one could dismiss as one long advert for the brand but how many, if any, of us have the means to go out and buy a piece of this history? Better buy that Lottery ticket.

Glasgow Film Theatre, June 29, 18.00