Good Time (2017)
First screened in August 2017
Directors: Josh and Benny Safdie. Cast: Robert Pattinson, Benny Safdie, Buddy Duress, Taliah Webster, Peter Verby, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Necro, Barkhad Abdi, Gladys Mathon, Rose Gregorio, Eric Paykert, Astrid Corrales, Hirakish Ranasaki, Maynard Nicholl, Saida Mansoor, Robert Clohessy, Craig muMs Grant, Souleymane Sy Savane. Screenplay: Ronald Bronstein and Josh Safdie. Twitter Capsule:
As immersions in sordid dead ends go, this one's formally electrifying. Sound, edits, lighting, Pattinson all virtuosic.
I can't tell if my system feels shaky and accelerated right now because I just got out of the hospital or because I just saw Good Time.
Not everyone will want to put themselves through so much tension and ugliness, but the film emancipates many untapped potentials in old tropes.