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Tango0125 May 2017 1:14 p.m. PST

….Night in Safdie Brothers'

"In theory, I should be all over the Safdie Brothers' Good Time that premiered this morning at the 70th Festival de Cannes. It features a strong performance from the criminally underrated Robert Pattinson. The music by Oneohtrix Point Never (Daniel Lopatin) is a pumping electronic score that's memorable almost to a fault. Visually, the Sadfie's bring out the best in cinematographer Sean Price Williams (and likely vice versa) and they once again display their unique talent for casting non-professional actors seen in their last film, Heaven Knows What, to dramatic effect. And yet, there is something about this gritty thriller that doesn't completely add up.

The film begins with Nick (co-director Ben Safdie), a mentally impaired adult struggling through a tense therapy session. As the psychiatrist (Peter Verby, "street casting") asks his opinion on simple every day sayings such as "the squeaky wheel gets the grease" Nick becomes more and more agitated. Their discussion awkwardly ends after Nick's brother, Connie (Pattinson), puts a stop to the session and pulls Nick out of the office…"


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