Members of a punk-rock band playing at a remote neo-Nazi bar inadvertently witness a murder and barricade themselves in the place’s performers’ waiting room while the skinheads ready the attack dogs. Jeremy Saulnier’s (Blue Ruin) intricately crafted, visceral grindhouse thriller is a splatter flick to be sure, but one that’s unpredictable, original and never superfluous. The late Anton Yelchin and Imogen Poots head up the talented cast, opposite a terrific Patrick Stewart playing against type as the skinheads’ villainous leader. Methodically paced but incredibly tense, this one will get under your skin. (95 min)
About Don Morton
Don Morton has viewed some 6,000 movies, frequently awake. A bachelor and avid cyclist, he currently divides his time between Tokyo and a high-tech 4WD super-camper somewhere in North America.