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Lean, Green Thrilling Machine – Jeremy Saulnier talks Green Room

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Channelling the same sweaty-palmed tension, blood black humour and savage brilliance of Night of the Living Dead, Straw Dogs, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Assault on Precinct 13 (phew!), Green Room is writer/director Jeremy Saulnier’s tour-de-force follow-up to his first rate first movie, Blue Ruin.

Starring Anton Yelchin and Imogen Poots (who previously appeared together in the aptly named Fright Night), a punk band find themselves in serious trouble when falling foul of a gang of right Nazi pieces of work, led by Patrick Stewart on masterful, chillingly dead-eyed form.

Saulnier reveals secrets behind shooting and casting this brutal must-see movie, and provides tantalising hints of what’s up next…

How did you get Patrick Stewart to play a neo-Nazi psychopath?

He’s up for an a...

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Green Room

Green-Room-posterDirector:  Jeremy Saulnier

Writer: Jeremy Saulnier

Cast: Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Patrick Stewart, Alia Shawkat, Macon Blair

Cert: 18

Running time: 94mins

Year: 2015



The lowdown: If you go down to these woods today you’re in for a very, very nasty surprise. Jeremy Saulnier follows the shattering Blue Ruin with a first class exercise in teeth-grinding suspense. A touring punk band sees something they shouldn’t when playing a remote white power bar and lock themselves in the artists’ “green room”. Outside some of the scariest people on earth are determined they’re not going to get away, with Patrick Stewart providing a masterclass in soft-spoken malevolence as the neo-Nazi ringleader...

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Filth

Filth_Quad_Art-3Director: John S. Baird

Cast: James McAvoy, Eddie Marsan, Jamie Bell, Imogen Poots, Jim Broadbent, Shirley Henderson, John Sessions

Cert: 18

Running time: 97mins

Year 2013

The lowdown: A bent copper movie based on a novel from Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh, you know Filth ain’t gonna be pretty. But, little can prepare for you this coke n’ booze fuelled blast through the Christmas period of James McAvoy’s particularly unwell policeman. McAvoy is a revelation as the sick dick, manipulating and taunting those around him, while indulging in all kinds of naughty business. Exhilarating, shocking, stylish and with laughs that get stuck in the throat, this is all the right kinds of wrong.

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The full verdict: Fitting in some ways that Filth is set at Christmas time, as John S...

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