Blue Ruin (Review)

Blue Ruin (Review)
Blue Ruin (Review)
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A seemingly homeless man (Arlington native Macon Blair in a touching, nuanced performance) sets out for a revenge that grows out of control. Comparisons to early Coen Brothers are inevitable: a sly objective point of view, careful pacing, interesting observations, understated emotion and abrupt violence. Jeremy Saulnier (also an Arlington native), who wrote/directed/shot shows a mature mastery of style and cinematic confidence that augers well for his future (especially after the mess that was “Murder Party”). Every frame of this compelling film is quietly gripping and intelligent fun. (Criterion Cinema only)

 

5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

 

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