A mysterious outsider's quiet life is turned upside down when he returns to his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. Proving himself an amateur assassin, he winds up in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.
A band straying into a secluded part of the Pacific Northwest stumbles onto a horrific act of violence. Because they are the only witnesses, they become the targets of a terrifying gang of skinheads who want to make sure all the evidence is eliminated.Written by
Various character traits and beats were culled from real-life events from Saulnier's (or his friends') past as a punk music fan and performer. Waking up in a corn field is only the first of many to make the cut here. He is careful to point out that he never siphoned gas from strangers' cars though. See more »
When Tiger plays a vinyl LP on a phonograph in Tad's apartment, he cues the record to the beginning, but the song that plays first is Track 7 of Side 1 of that album. Later, in a shot of the vinyl disc spinning silently with the needle all the way over to the disc's label, you can see that the disc has 5 medium length tracks, but the album supposedly played has 8 short songs on both sides. Though to be honest, we have no way of knowing how many records they played after the first one. See more »
So, in a tournament, I snap his arms or he taps out and we all go get burgers.
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This film is dedicated to the Barnetti family. See more »
French theatrical version was cut to secure a "Not under 12" (!) rating. That version was also released on DVD. The Blu-ray features the uncut version and is rated "Not under 16". See more »
The Green Room may not be the best movie I've seen this year (although it also may be). It is the most entertaining and thrilling one by far though, that's for certain.
A punk band made up of poor friends tours in a broken van, playing their songs at hole-in-the-wall places. They unknowingly are sent to play a gig at a neo-nazi commune. It goes "OK" until they accidentally enter a room where a girl has just been murdered, and are locked inside by the neo-Nazis. A mostly-enclosed game of cat- and-mouse ensues between the band members and the skinheads.
I liked so many things about this film, I will probably forget to mention half of them. The slow beginning which really lets you get a feel for the characters, the progression into an enclosed-location movie for a lot of its running time (I love one-location movies), the "opening a can of worms" moment that just makes everything descend into chaos, and the very funny one-liners which are fortunately very infrequent so they don't hinder the serious mood one bit (quality over quantity). It tried to circumvent some genre conventions and expectations, while still staying true to itself, with thrill scene after thrill scene. It was just flat out entertaining but also very well-made, with unconventional editing between scenes, very interesting sound design, and amazing acting by every cast member. They were all so likable!
I can't really complain about anything on display here, just see this film, it deserves it.
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