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Highly Suspect Reviews: You Were Never Really Here

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Director Lynn Ramsey may not be a household name yet but she sure is with critics who lavishly praised her films We Need to Talk About Kevin, Morvern Cellar, and Ratcatcher. Here she teams up with Joaquin Phoenix as a thoroughly broken hitman who, when he’s not taking care of his elderly mother with dementia, is given the task to rescue a senator’s daughter from an underage sex ring. Unfortunately for him, it turns out some big power players are involved and his rescue quickly lands him in hot water. File this one under horrific and beautiful visuals because if nothing else, this is one great-looking piece of cinema. Listen to Chris, Frank, and Miguel discuss it in their review.

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Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.