Only two this month…
A revenge thriller with quite a lot of bloody scenes. When we first meet the protagonist, he’s a homeless and lonely man, living in his car. But then he finds out that a man is released from prison and he takes revenge. Over the course of the film we find out his background, the reason for the revenge and it starts to become a dangerous tit for tat story from which there doesn’t seem to be any way out.
This film was praised as one of the best American films this year. I also thought that it was pretty good and would definitely recommend it. But only if you can deal with blood and violence.
Cold in July
This film is also a thriller with a male protagonist who takes charge of justice. Kind of similar to Blue Ruin but maybe not quite as good quality. It starts off with a man shooting an intruder in his family home. The police identifies the guy as a long lost son of a criminal who was just released from prison. The father starts to take revenge for his son’s death but it turns out that the dead intruder was actually a different person. Really intriguing plot line. I hope I haven’t given away too much but the trailer sort of indicates this too. The story line has some interesting twists and turns while they’re trying to find out who the dead man really is. If you’re into thrillers, I can also recommend this one.
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