The Child ★★★½

The Dardennes capture street-level magic in a really interesting way; it's not alluring or captivating, or poetic, it's just kind of real. This being their third film for me I'm starting to gain a better understanding of their craft but their material leaves me wanting. I always find myself at an arm's length to the emotion in their films. It's not sentimental enough to draw me in nor is clinical enough to make me feel comfortable being at distance. Although The Child certainly made leeway, drawing me in toward the end.

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