Bullhead, which, among other things, brought actor Matthias Schoenhaerts to the world's attention. Belgium's entry into the Oscar sweeps this year is also crime-related, but TrustMovies suspects that this film -- a perfectly good crime-and-family combo called THE ARDENNES from first-time/full-length filmmaker Robin Pront -- was simply too dark and dismal to capture the Academy. (Belgium might have done better entering its fanciful/funny The Brand New Testament.)
Kevin Janssens (above, left), this fellow is gunpowder, fuse and match all in one. His sibling (Jeroen Perceval, below, right -- during one of the bleakest "holiday" meals you'll have witnessed on film) proves a weak sister who can't seem to follow through on much of anything. This sibling combo proves as negative for all concerned as you might imagine. (Mr. Perceval also co-wrote the film.)
Film Movement, the movie opens this Friday, January 6, in New York at the Village East Cinema, and in Los Angeles on January 13 at Laemmle's Royal. To see all currently scheduled playdates, cities and theaters, simply click here and scroll down.