Green Room
Written and Directed by Jeremy Saulnier
Starring: Anton Yelchin, Imogene Poots, Patrick Stewart

A punk rock band (The Ain’t Rights) have had no success, but when they are offered a gig in the woods of Oregon, they take it. The gig is at a dive bar and before they leave, one of the band members sees something he shouldn’t and phones the cops. Surprisingly adept at covering up their crimes , the bar personnel move quickly to imprison the band, led by the head honcho, Patrick Stewart. This is a film you will either fall in with and love or not. I did not. Although it was effective, intelligent, and well made, I didn’t find ninety minutes of agonizing deaths and chases interesting. The men in our foursome did, even managing to extract a commentary on rock’s role in society. But then, they didn’t like SING STREET.

Patti Abbott