The Murder Room - Netflix
Adam Dalgliesh looks into the connection between the grisly exhibits at the Dupayne family museum and the murder of adopted son Neville.
Runtime: 30 minutes
The Murder Room - Green Room (film) - Netflix
Green Room is a 2015 American horror film written and directed by Jeremy Saulnier, and produced by Neil Kopp, Victor Moyers and Anish Savjani. The film stars Anton Yelchin (his final film to be released during his lifetime), Imogen Poots and Patrick Stewart. It focuses on a punk band who find themselves attacked by neo-Nazi skinheads after witnessing a murder at a remote club in the Pacific Northwest. The film came from Saulnier's desire to direct a thriller set in a green room. Principal photography took place during October 2014 in Portland, Oregon. The film was financed and produced by Broad Green Pictures. Green Room was screened in the Directors' Fortnight section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. At the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, the film finished third in the balloting for the Grolsch People's Choice Midnight Madness Award. The film began a limited release on April 15, 2016, before being widely released on May 13 through A24. It appeared on many critics' lists as one of the best films of 2016 and received a 2017 Empire Award nomination for Best Horror, but underperformed at the box-office, grossing $3.8 million against a budget of $5 million.
The Murder Room - Critical reception - Netflix
The film holds a 90% approval rating on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes based on 202 reviews and has an average rating of 7.7/10. The critical consensus reads: “Green Room delivers unapologetic genre thrills with uncommon intelligence and powerfully acted élan.” Metacritic reports a 79 out of 100 rating based on 42 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews”. Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times praised Patrick Stewart, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat and Macon Blair's performances and called the film “a wonderfully nasty, gruesome, jagged-edge gem of a horror film” that has “first-rate” cinematography, set design, soundtrack, and editing. Barry Hertz of The Globe and Mail awarded it a full four stars and wrote, “Jeremy Saulnier (Murder Party, Blue Ruin) continues one of the best streaks in independent horror with this terrifying and inventive thriller.” Lenika Cruz of The Atlantic said it's “a tense gore-fest, one that’s as grimy and claustrophobic as the titular room. But scrape off the scum, and you’ll find Green Room full of visual artistry, dark humor, smart writing, and glints of humanity”. IGN awarded it a score of 9 out of 10, saying, “This follow-up to the brilliant Blue Ruin pits a rock band against white supremacists with ace, ultra-violent results.” Jeffrey Bloomer of Slate favorably compared the film's “genre maturity”, “amoral survivalism and malleable sense of good and evil”, “brutal efficiency” and “weary humor” to John Carpenter's Assault on Precinct 13 and praised the cast, writing “If the world knows any justice[...] then the Screen Actors Guild will remember this cast when it doles out its awards next year”. James Berardinelli concludes the film is “for anyone who enjoys sitting through 90 tense minutes and feeling the attendant adrenaline rush. It’s like a well-constructed horror movie” that's “As intimate as it is unnerving”. Guy Lodge of Variety called it “a technically sharp backwoods horror-thriller that lacks a human element”. Leslie Felperin of The Hollywood Reporter wrote that it's entertaining but “less disciplined, less original and less memorable work than Blue Ruin”.
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