How Heavy This Hammer
( out of 4): Meet sadsack sluggo Erwin (Erwin Van Cotthem), a middle-aged man-child whose life is not as static as the glazed eyeballs he aims at online fantasy games. While he spends every waking moment fighting medieval figures on a computer screen, or throwing his corpulent frame at other men on the rugby field, his wife and two young sons drift away. Toronto’s Kazik Radwanski continues the forensic examination of arrested male development he started with
Tower in 2012, bringing to both films a unique combination of empathy and scorn. P.H.