“Finestkind” unfolds its seafaring narrative in the fishing community of New Bedford, Massachusetts, a place deeply ingrained in writer/director Brian Helgeland’s personal history. The film, rich in sensory details, introduces Tom (Ben Foster), a character emblematic of the perpetual struggle between the freedom of the open sea and the complexities of life on land. Helgeland’s nuanced portrayal of masculinity plays out against the backdrop of a close-knit maritime community, highlighting the stark contrast between those at sea and those bound by office ties. As Tom faces challenges and makes risky choices, the film navigates the consequences of his actions, offering a glimpse into the genuine relationships and emotional complexities beneath the surface. Visit my flixer for more!