PRISONERS
2013, Warner Bros., 146 min, USA, Dir: Denis Villeneuve

With his six-year-old daughter and her friend missing, Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) turns to the police, and the lead detective on the case (Jake Gyllenhaal) arrests a suspect – the driver of an old RV that had been parked on Dover’s street. But after the man is released for lack of evidence, the desperate father takes matters into his own hands. This tense drama boasts an all-star cast including Viola Davis, Maria Bello, Terrence Howard, Melissa Leo and Paul Dano.


THE FIGHTER
2010, Paramount Pictures, 115 min, USA, Dir: David O. Russell

Boxer “Irish” Mickey Ward (Mark Wahlberg) is on the verge of complete career collapse, with a losing streak getting him no closer to the lightweight title, his "mom-ager" (Melissa Leo) killing him with love and his crack-addict brother (Christian Bale) for a trainer. When Mickey falls for the feisty, hard-nosed Charlene (Amy Adams), who shrewdly sees through his family, he begins to realize that achieving the dream of a lifetime may require breaking away from the people who have shaped his life.


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