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Good Time (2017)
Directors - Benny Safdie, and Josh Safdie
Cinematography - Sean Price Williams
Producers - Sebastian Bear-McClard, Oscar Boyson, Paris Kassidokostas-Latsis, and Terry Dougas
Cast - Robert Patterson, Benny Safdie, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Taliah Webster, Buddy Duress, Barkhad Abdi, and Necro
Ever since I heard about Patterson’s casting as the Dark Knight, it made me want to check out some of his work, and this is one of his well known films. I’m very happy I tried this movie out. I’ll start with Patterson’s performance which I loved. While it didn’t blow me away, I honestly saw Patterson as a different person as I feel that he just disappeared into this role. He’s come a long way since Twilight and he show’s an incredible amount of potential. I also enjoyed seeing Leigh again as she plays a very solid supporting actress character yet again. Patterson’s chemistry with Buddy Duress was fun to watch as Duress’s character was a nice addition to the story. The story itself is very fast paced but it does so smoothly and clearly. The story, along with the screenplay and narrative, are very creative and thrilling. Definitely one of the most suspenseful movies I’ve seen in awhile. Clever plot points, and I just love how things spiral out of control in the most original way possible. The dialogue is clever and well written, as are the characters. The characters are subtly developed which absolutely works in this tone and pace of movie. It slowed down a few times but luckily are overlooked by this absolutely beautifully shot cinematic thriller. The cinematography really is one of the strongest parts of this movie. Not only pleasing to watch, but hiddenly meaningful. I absolutely loved the ending. The more you watch the more you think which I think is fantastic. I was very impressed by this movie and Patterson. It’s a fairly short tale but it’s well told, shot, written, and performed.