The Mustang

Release Date:April 20, 2019
Review Date:May 4, 2019
Reviewer:Blake Leath
Genre(s):Drama

I can't think of a better counterweight to Avengers: Endgame than the tiny but true independent film starring one of my favorite Belgians, Matthias Schoenaerts.

He is solid and deep and fantastic in virtually everything he blesses with his presence (Rust and Bone, The Danish Girl, Red Sparrow, A Little Chaos) and I'm sure that will be the case in the forthcoming Lewis and Clark, too.

The Mustang, just like its namesake, is raw, powerful, and gorgeous. Horses are amazing creatures, insanely complex, so if you can't make it to today's Kentucky Derby, trot on over to equestrian therapy provided by Matthias and his pony.

p.s. My other two favorite Belgian actors are Audrey Hepburn (surprise!) and "The Muscles from Brussels," Jean-Claude Van Damme. Hepburn because she is incomparable and timeless, and JCVD because he is earnest, reliable, and among the most disciplined humans on planet earth. He makes me cringe, wince, and roll my eyes...but he never fails to make me smile, cuz the block o' meat just keeps on trying. I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.... I admire stick-to-it-iveness, and all the more in this airy, fly-by-night world of ephemeral effort.