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  • The Child

    The Child

    ★★★★

    An immature but happy young couple struggles to cope with poverty leading to the father (Jeremie Renier) selling his newborn child without telling his wife...
    That very character - who could be the titular child as well - really, really marks one of the most irredeemable character in cinema and kudos to the writers/directors Dardennes for not giving up on him as they grant him more than a hint of humanity (or maturity) in the end.
    The movie which benefits…

  • Close Range

    Close Range

    ★★★★

    Scott Adkins fights a whole cartel after they capture his family...
    An impressive showcase for Adkins' talents, CLOSE RANGE is full-on, almost non-stop action. And it's a fucking blast!
    I had seen him in other films before but for me this his breakthrough role/ performance and sporting a beard helps to add some charisma he may have lacked a bit in UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING.
    The movie provides gun fire, knife play, car action, hand-to-hand combat offering a variety…

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  • Vengeance

    Vengeance

    ★★★★★

    After his son-in-law and grandchildren are murdered by triads Costello (Johnny Hallyday) promises his daughter who survived the hit badly injured to avenge the act. He seeks out hitmen to help him as he suffers from increasing memory loss which will complicate things for him...
    After having watched VENGEANCE a second time I now am happy to say that I finally - after six years - found a new entry for my top 10 movies of all time. VENGEANCE for…

  • Pusher III

    Pusher III

    ★★★★½

    Things become very stressful for mob boss Milo (Zlatko Buric) as he has to deal with disrespectful business partners, deals going wrong, trying to stay clean of drugs while trying to host his daughter's birthday party...
    PUSHER 3 marks Nicolas Winding Refn's masterpiece. Told in the stretch of only one day/night it strongly recalls Scorsese's AFTER HOURS as Buric's character gets deeper and deeper into trouble having to juggle way too many balls at the same time. As Mikkelsen in…