When I think of Tomithy Berenger, I think of a smart man's action hero, throw him into the snowy Maine back-country with some cold hard cash (icy icy dollar bills) and a couple of straight up gangsters - fresh from the slots - on the chase, and I'm thinking; YES PLEASE! Let's be honest, this is decidedly a modest action movie that works hard at trying to be otherwise and often makes good on that endeavour. It's pop-corn and bubblegum with tried and tested story-telling devices that we've all come to love and sure, even expect. But Berenger's performance keeps you engaged the whole way and his character's arc keeps you guessing which way this is gonna go. As far as the world of the movie goes- the backdrop is stunning - said to be as close to the Allagash as damn it. I must say, the powder looks fresh along with the still beauty of the surrounds - its pretty special. Combine that with some interesting and edgy cinematography and editing styles & a haunting score that echoes the loneliness of those woods and you have a thick & rich atmosphere and you're right out there in the cold with our man. The film also stars Paul Ben-Victor, who I must make special mention of and who I think you will find too, does well to stay on the right side of the law - finally - quite novel for this Serpentine King. You'd be wrong to underestimate the ride B&M will take you on - it's one that is uncanny given the current state of the world - go ahead, Berenger's got your back.
Blood and Money
Blood and Money
A retired veteran hunting in Northern Maine stumbles across a dead woman and a large sum of money.
May 28, 2020