Review: Big Game, 2015, dir. Jalmari Helander

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Big Game’s stelliform cast isn’t the only proof Finnish director Jalmari Helander has gone Hollywood. The scene that best evinces his Tinseltown transition plays out in the film’s first few minutes, in which one of the supporting players from Helander’s international breakout movie, the wonderful Yuletide-horror gem Rare Exports, gets mercilessly exploded in a wanton hellstorm of missile-guided deforestation. The moment unfolds with a sense of impish glee. It’s not every day that you get the chance to off a minor character in a movie using an outrageously oversized payload of military ordnance.” (Via Paste Magazine.)

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