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You Were Never Really Here

 Joaquin Phoenix stars in  You Were Never Really Here  (Image © Amazon Studios) 

Joaquin Phoenix stars in You Were Never Really Here (Image © Amazon Studios) 

YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE: A 

You Were Never Really Here, the latest film to call into question what exactly Joaquin Phoenix must be like at, say, a cocktail party, is an update of Taxi Driver for our own paranoid time. Phoenix, in a sentence I may as well just copy for future reference, inhabits his role with wounded humanity, creating a character who somehow stands apart from the other unpredictable loners he’s played before. There are many ways to tell this type of story, but only one of them, the approach director Lynne Ramsay takes here, delivers a film of such brutal grace. 

Matt Guerrero, Film Editor 



You Were Never Really Here 

Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Ekaterina Samsonov, Alex Manette, John Doman, & Judith Roberts 

Written & Directed by Lynne Ramsay 

Based on the book by Jonathan Ames 

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