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  • You Were Never Really Here

    You Were Never Really Here

    ★★★★

    A kaleidoscopic portrait of a shattered mind and body. Basically what if THE PROFESSIONAL but de-genre-fied. I’ll have to think on this a lot more and I can’t wait to see it again, especially to see it without the random old guy babbling to his wife two seats down. 

    Phoenix is one of our great physical actors. Fortunately so, because he speaks relatively inaudibly here. For example, the scene where he’s on the kitchen floor I couldn’t really understand what…

  • Green Room

    Green Room

    ★★★★½

    My most highly anticipated movie since last year's It Follows. Green Room came on my radar around the time Blue Ruin was released, and shot way to the top of it when those clips and trailers started surfacing. A siege movie featuring a PC DC punk band against neo nazi skinheads? So up my alley. And of particular importance to me as an aging, now grown up former DC area punk kid.

    Green Room first and foremost gets that particular…