TIFF 2015: Green Room Review

Midnight Madness

Patrick Stewart plays the head of a Nazi gang, and you’re telling me you’re not already on board? Not sure what to do with you then.

As a follow up to the much-lauded Blue Ruin, the similarly chromatically named Green Room surpasses the last outing in spectacular fashion. Director Jeremy Saulnier has crafted a remarkable work that’s as intense as any thriller, as gruesome as a body horror film, and as smartly intelligent and nihilistic as a Peckinpah flick. 

It’s a film about punk music that feels both loose and practiced, a wonderful balance between the raw intensity and power of the oft manic images all doled out with breathtaking craft. This is hold-onto-your-hats filmmaking, wrapping its characters into conundrums that will leave you anxious throughout. With great performances and a rumbling score, it’s an instant classic that’s sure to rock the mad crowd as the first Midnight Madness film of the 2015 festival.

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Screens

THU SEP 10 11:59 PM @ Ryerson Ryerson Theatre
SEP 12 2:15 PM @ The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema

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Dork Shelf's TIFF 2015 Guide

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