Day 18 (Alex): Green Room

Anton Yelchin delivers a poignant final performance in Green Room. Director/writer Jeremy Saulnier presents a gritty, punk-rock thriller with Yelchin as the star. Faced with witnessing a murder, Yelchin and his band become trapped in a neo-Nazi horror, fighting for survival.

Long takes and tracking shots in this film create an extremely unsettling film to watch. Don't get me wrong, this works very well. These shots along with the color grading underscore the horrors these young "punks" face throughout the film.

While I was excited to see Patrick Stewart play the villain, I personally was underwhelmed with his character. After hearing so much about this film, I suppose I expected more out of him. Sure, he served up a menacing figure, but one that controlled his temper more so than not. I much prefer Goodman's performance in 10 Cloverfield Lane, but maybe that's just me. I love Stewart, nonetheless, and hope he pursues more of these roles in the future.

There are some very intense moments, some of which leave me wincing even as I write this review. I really enjoyed the film, overall, and suggest you add this to your list today, if you've not already. 

My overall score? 6 bits out of 8.