A low-budget American indie with solely a handful of characters appears an unlikely automobile with which to specific the advanced challenge of recent warfare, however Rick Rosenthal’s modest, bold Drones does simply that. It begins within the Nevada desert, the place new woman Sue Lawson (Eloise Mumford) joins airman Jack (Matt O’Leary) in a scorching, windowless bunker from which they manoeuvre unmanned drones throughout the plains of Afghanistan. Their first day at work is awkward however well mannered, with Jack all too conscious of Sue’s privileged standing as daughter of a well-respected basic. This, nonetheless, might be no odd mission: as they practice their sights on an unarmed terrorist suspect, an influence battle erupts between the good, refined Sue and the dogged, blue-collar Jack. As tensions escalate, Rick Rosenthal’s gripping drama retains us guessing as to who actually has the higher hand, following the chilling idea of cold, remote-control battle to a nail-biting conclusion.