The director of Green Room trudges into the wild in the grimmer, less suspenseful Hold The Dark

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Death is never clean in the ruthless off-the-grid thrillers of Jeremy Saulnier. It’s messy and loud and terrifying. Blue Ruin and Green Room, color-coded companion pieces of nightmare violence, sent their unluckiest characters not so gently into that good night. When the end does come (blessedly) quick for one of…

Green Room’s scrappy realism doesn’t stand a chance at the Oscars—but it should

Amid all of the festival buzz surrounding Jeremy Saulnier’s Green Room, one chorus emerged again and again: The film is one of the most realistic depictions of the punk/hardcore subculture ever put on screen. That’s because it’s based on director Jeremy Saulnier’s own experiences in the Washington, D.C., punk scene in…