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How Heavy This Hammer (2015)

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A married, middle aged man with children finds the only enjoyment in his life comes from playing online fantasy video games in this study of modern masculinity.

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Whatever investigation it's attempting, the movie is leaden in its pacing - the first 15 minutes feel like an hour - and its constricted shooting style, practically all hand-held almost close-ups, is transparent in its contrivance of realism.

February 16, 2017 | Full Review…

Radwanski creates a visceral, impossible-to-ignore document of one man's fraught reality. It is creative, bold and even dangerous filmmaking.

August 12, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

[A] drama that watches what happens when adolescence ignores the calendar.

August 11, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The pic burrows into a style as oppressively confining as its subject's view of marriage.

August 11, 2016 | Full Review…

Canadian director Kazik Radwanski's sophomore feature How Heavy This Hammer is a sympathetic yet unsentimental portrait of contemporary masculinity in crisis.

August 14, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

At only two feature films, Toronto-based writer-director Kazik Radwanski has already formed a clear thematic through line.

August 11, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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