Blue Ruin ★★★★

Apparently if you make a revenge thriller more realistic you actually make it far more exciting. It's almost as if empathy is a far more effective took for emotional engagement than a line of people queuing up to get punched in the face by Liam Neeson.

Visceral, tense and not mundane at all. Like early Coen Brothers without the knowing wink. Or early Mallick where character and story take precedence over the auteurial indulgences.

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