You Were Never Really Here

You Were Never Really Here ★★★★★

If any film this year could reassure how images and form fragment time, Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here is the one to do it. There is a constant method of interrogation put into every movement captured, Joaquin Phoenix brilliantly held forefront as hitman “Joe”. The lens never acting as his present eyes, but a reflection of his past trauma watching upon him and where those moments have lead. A cacophony of sound intertwined through frames, disillusioned paranoia and stone cold pauses of space. Paired with an unforgettable score by Johnny Greenwood, every moment of this film truly feels worthy of display.


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