Where the Crawdads Sing (out Jul 21) is set in 1960s North Carolina and is the tale of a twenty-something-year-old woman on trial for murdering an ex-lover. The court room scenes are the most interesting element with David Strathairn the pick of the cast as the defence lawyer. As for the rest of the film (largely flashbacks), much of it comes across as a corny, trashy Mills & Boon romance. Grade: B-.