You Were Never Really Here, the latest from Lynne Ramsey (Director of the extraordinary We Need to Talk About Kevin), is a thriller that oozes themes of corruption, mystery and vengeance. It stars Joaquin Phoenix as a dull, brooding man with a grey beard an ugly pony tail, so I can only assume that Casey Affleck wasn’t available.
In all seriousness, the film looks quite good; the trailer offers you little and presents what it does offer in a very intriguing manner. There’s one plot point that perhaps shouldn’t have been revealed, though having not read the book it’s based on, I have no idea if it’s actually important. It just feels a little off to include in a trailer. The style is great, and we already know Ramsey is a fantastic director. If it’s even half as good as her previous work, we have nothing to worry about.
You Were Never Really Here is out 14th October.