Year of Release: 2015
Director: Jeremy Saulnier
Stars: Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Patrick Stewart, Alia Shawkat, Mark Webber, Macon Blair, Joe Cole, Callum Turner, David W. Thompson, Eric Edelstein, Brent Werzner, Samuel Summer, Kai Lennox
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Score out of ten (whole numbers only): 7
Synopsis & Review:
Jeremy Saulnier has created with "Green Room" a film that is anguishing, and filled with tension. The film successfully builds momentum, and captures the band dynamics between the young individuals, while also displaying their shock and surprise to be caught in such a disturbing and dangerous situation. There's a great balance between a specific aesthetic and style, with a more gruesome and definitely graphic way in which the violence is displayed. The group of actors assembled to bring this story to life is uniformly good, from the eternally underrated Anton Yelchin, to the always great Imogen Poots and of course the fantastic Patrick Stewart, who oozes menace in a role that is quite different from his latest screen incarnations. The cinematography from Sean Porter is stunning. A very good film worth watching.