Green Room (2015)
April 22, 2016 6:59 PM - Subscribe

After witnessing a murder, a punk rock band is forced into a vicious fight for survival against a group of maniacal skinheads.
posted by everybody had matching towels (10 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Just saw this last night. I really enjoyed it, especially Imogen Poots, but way too gory for me to fully get into.
posted by everybody had matching towels at 8:54 AM on April 23, 2016


You should have mentioned in the post that this has Patrick Stewart playing an evil neo-Nazi skinhead leader. :) That's pretty much what's gonna get me to see it after it opens wide next weekend. Well, that and the fact that writer/director Jeremy Saulnier's previous film, the partially-Kickstarter-funded Blue Ruin, was a surprisingly tight and suspenseful little noir, even if the last 30 minutes didn't live up to the promise of its great first hour.

This one seems like a neat claustrophobic setup, and while reviews like this have me not expecting too much (and hoping Saulnier writes something less ridiculously gore-splattered next time), I'll support him and take the ride.
posted by mediareport at 4:29 AM on April 24, 2016


Patrick Stewart has told this story in a couple of interviews, and him telling this story was actually turned into a trailer I saw -

He got the script, and when he read it, he was home alone in the English countryside, and started reading it as dusk was falling. He says that after only thirty pages, he paused, put the script down, and got up and checked that all his doors and windows were locked, double- and triple-checked the home security system, and then poured himself a very large Scotch before picking the script back up to keep reading.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 6:58 AM on April 24, 2016 [10 favorites]


I haven't seen Blue Ruin yet, but I really enjoyed Murder Party. I hope he returns to horror-comedy someday, there are some many terrible ones out there and he has a real knack for it.
posted by everybody had matching towels at 8:29 AM on April 25, 2016


I'm going to a screening of this tonight with the director! I'm... probably not ready.
posted by showbiz_liz at 9:00 AM on May 13, 2016


This is an intense, claustrophobic movie. The gore was really hard to take, for me, but I think it does give it a visceral (sorry) punk rock atmosphere.

And the dogs, man. So terrifying, and yet so cute.
posted by misfish at 9:36 PM on May 15, 2016 [1 favorite]


Nice to see Alia Shawkat as well.
posted by blueberry at 1:16 PM on May 20, 2016


I finally got to see this yesterday. It's great. Lots of tension, and of course Anton Yelchin is great in it. (I loved him in Odd Thomas.) Patrick Stewart is great, but some of his lines are muffled and hard to hear.

But oh, I love how this is directed. I'm looking forward to whatever this director does.
posted by Catblack at 4:55 AM on June 30, 2016


I thought this was excellent and was legitimately unsettled by a number of scenes. Loved Blue Ruin as well so will be keeping my eye out for this filmmaker in the future.
posted by turbid dahlia at 6:29 PM on July 4, 2016


I'd been itching to watch this, and yeah, some of the gore was hard to take for me too. But man. This was a good, good movie. I mean, I watched for the Patrick Stewart, but stayed for all that preceded and followed.

mediareport: This one seems like a neat claustrophobic setup, and while reviews like this have me not expecting too much (and hoping Saulnier writes something less ridiculously gore-splattered next time), I'll support him and take the ride.

As noted in that review, the lighting design in this was fantastic, and it's only after reading that do I realize how much work both the lighting and set design did in making it good:

The director has found a sharply attuned ally in Sean Porter, who articulates the cramped spaces and bleary economy of light in the club (given a near-perceptible stink by production designer Ryan Warren Smith) with aplomb.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 7:32 PM on November 24, 2016


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