If you’re looking to kill some time this weekend why not watch our Double Feature Suggestion featuring The Hateful Eight & Green Room, two movies that have a lot in common and both coincidentally represent a little “piece of America” in their own strange ways. They’re both incredibly violent, both arguably single location movies, and they both portray racism in America. There is one more similarity between them that I don’t want to spoil for those who haven’t watched them. Plus they’re both, in my humble opinion, masterpieces.
The Hateful Eight is the most recent film by master filmmaker Quentin Tarantino. I think it’s one of his best films, it definitely grows on you each time you watch it. The film looks beautiful and Tarantino takes his time to tell an old school western story about a group of devious characters trapped in a cabin in the middle of a snowstorm with one of the best ensemble casts ever assembled. Jennifer Jason Leigh was nominated for an oscar but I feel she could have easily won with her twisted performance as Daisy Domergue, and then there’s Kurt Russell’s mustache… need I say more?
Green Room is one of my all time favorite movies and not just because it has an amazing performance (and one of his last performances) from the late Anton Yelchin. Green Room is a brutal no nonsense short and sweet gem where a punk band fights for their lives against a gang of neo-nazis and it is a perfect movie, you’re in you’re out, it does what it’s supposed to do, and at no point in time do you feel the movie is out of place, you’re constantly drawn in with shock and terror while watching these people struggle with their increasingly shitty situation. Green Room without a doubt has some of the most vicious gut churning deaths I’ve ever seen. We also get to see Patrick Stewart come in with a super reserved and super scary performance as the nazi ring leader, and being that this is only writer/director Jeremy Saulnier’s second feature film I’m definitely going to be keeping an eye out for any of his future projects.
It’d be wise to watch The Hateful Eight first since the first half can come off slow to some and it is three hours long, then palate cleanse with the ninety minute brutality-fest that is Green Room. Let us know what you think about The Hateful Eight & Green Room, and thanks for reading…
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