There’s an article this was supposed to be attached to, but the process they have in place will only let me post it seperately, not embed it. See the article above for much more!
Blair’s engaging, soulful-eyed performance succeeds by locating the sweet spot between idiot and amateur, predator and prey. Repeatedly, Dwight plans ahead, takes calculated risks and still messes up, and much of the film’s tension derives from his very fallibility, as well as his increasing awareness that none of this can possibly end well. If the climax goes inevitably over-the-top, it’s nonetheless the sort of gruesome finish the story’s steady, merciless buildup demands.
-from the Variety review by Justin Chang
Sold! We’ve also heard great things about Blue Ruin from Ryan at Rhino Horror (here’s the link to his review; definitely worth a look, plus it contains trailer #2). EW.com also has a very entertaining interview from Eve Plumb (yup, Jan Brady) who co-stars in the film, and her character looks like someone you do NOT want to fuck with. Murder Party, (2007) writer-director Jeremy Sualnier’s first genre flick, was hilarious, brutal, and impossible to second-guess up till the very end. Netflix doesn’t have it on streaming, but if you’ve got a program with disc rentals, definitely worth a rental. Looking forward to Blue Ruin yet? We can’t wait (to scrape up the money) to give it a watch.
Jesus, she does look pretty scary. About the only negative thing I’ve heard about Blue Ruin is that the ending could be seen as over-the-top and gory (which Variety’s review defends). That’s a bad thing? Not to us, it ain’t. Click here to read Variety’s positive review, and Ryan at Rhino Horror also highly recommended it; click here to check out his review (plus trailer #2). We used up our VOD budget for April–actually over-used it–so we’re gonna have to wait to give Blue Ruin a whirl. Click “View original” (I wish they’d just change it back to “Read More” for a link back to the rest of the first article) to read the rest of the Eve Plumb interview; trailer #1 for Blue Ruin is included..