Green Room ★★★½

you think you've lived, and then you meet Nazi-fighting punk action hero Imogen Poots. they should have sent a poet.

Saulnier continues to prove that he's an emerging master of suspense, albeit a suspense of a particularly violent variety. and the (male) rage that this movie hinges on... well, coming home from this to see video of burly men shoving a female protestor out of a Trump rally was rather telling. there's something real coursing beneath this midnight madness, and it lingers... though, given Saulnier's talent, this whole scenario seems a mite beneath him. it's a lateral step from BLUE RUIN when he's clearly ready to tackle something larger, if not in size than in emotional scope. i'll definitely be there when he does.