It’s been a pretty light week for real solid movie news (unless you count rumors about Quentin Tarantino directing a Star Trek movie or that somebody has decided to make a Bob Geldof-centric murder mystery film a reality), so we’re pretty thankful that Amazon Studios just dropped a trailer for the Lynne Ramsay-directed film and Cannes hit You Were Never Really Here.
Come for the alluring shots of wild man Joaquin Phoenix, stay for the endlessly creepy atmosphere and the heightened tension
First, let’s say how absolutely glad we are to have Lynne Ramsay back. It’s been almost seven years since her last work, the utterly devastating and stunning We Need to Talk About Kevin, and after on-set troubles derailed her last project, the still-completed Natalie Portman western Jane Got Her Gun, it looks like she’s found an idea even better suited to her particular talents.
The film won Phoenix the Best Actor award at Cannes, and it split the award for Best Screenplay with Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Killing of a Sacred Deer (which we never reviewed but loved when we saw it at Fantastic Fest), so it’s got an intense festival pedigree behind it already. We’re not ashamed to admit that this just skyrocketed to the top of the list of our most anticipated films of 2018.
Here’s the briefest of plot summaries, courtesy of Collider: “A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe’s nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.”
You Were Never Really Here hits theaters on April 6.