A pulse-quickening thriller that hones in on a frayed, fascinating character and stays right with him. Joe is a hired gun struggling to keep a lid on how he feels. After an assignment involves him in rescuing a young girl from a paedophile ring, he meets his own untapped emotions. Following Brit indie neoclassics Ratcatcher and Movern Callar and US-set barnstormer We Need to Talk About Kevin, this is Lynne Ramsay’s latest high watermark in deftly disorientating, violent thrills. Winner of Best Actor (a mesmerising Joaquin Phoenix) and Best Screenplay at Cannes film festival, we also get an ace score by Jonny Greenwood.

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