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Child 44 ★★★

Director: Daniel Espinosa

Cast: Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman

Based on the first of a trilogy of books by British writer, Tom Rob Smith

A secret police officer investigates a series of child murders where crimes of this kind do not exist.  Because of that he has to decide if he should carry on the case or risk losing his job and his home.  But things get more complicated when his wife is accused of being a spy and he then finds out she’s pregnant.

Tom Hardy plays an orphan turns World War 2 solider who then turns police officer after becoming a war hero in the Battle of Berlin.

This film touches upon the consequences of war and how one person can turn into a murderer.

It is full of plenty of action scenes and some brilliant performances.  This is more than the type of war film that we have seen in the past.

 

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The Salvation ★★★

Director: Kristian Levring

Cast: Mads Mikkelson, Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Eric Cantona, Jonathan Pryce

Its 1870’s America, a man’s family is killed.  Seeking revenge for what happened, he goes after the killer, killing him but resulting in a conflict between him and some outlaws now after revenge of their own.

It’s a simple plot and easy to follow.

There are a few violent moments as he brings down outlaws one by one until the last showdown between himself and the one in charge of them all.

If you like westerns then you’ll like this.

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