YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE
Director Lynne Ramsay on her brutal, darkly beautiful revenge thriller
Director Lynne Ramsay breaks down Joaquin Phoenix’s breakdown in her killer thriller.
HEADS UP __ After completing a somewhat hazy mission, in a single unbroken take we see Joaquin Phoenix’s enforcer Joe walk down the street, get attacked by a ne’er-do-well, only to plant the nut on him. It’s efficient, brutal, and a far cry from movies like Taken. “We didn’t have time for big, balletic sequences,” says Ramsay. “We were trying to set up the unpredictability of Joe. You don’t know what to expect from him.”