Entertainment ‘Green Room’ a taut-thriller from director Jeremy Saulnier Alia Shawkat and Anton Yelchin star in "Green Room." Photo Credit: Scott Patrick Green/A24 By Robert Levin firstname.lastname@example.org @rlevin85 April 15, 2016 8:33 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email In “Green Room,” writer-director Jeremy Saulnier conceives a taut-if-thin thriller premise and sustains it for an entire feature through sheer directorial skill. A punk band (Anton Yelchin, Alia Shawkat and others) holes up in the dressing room after encountering the aftermath of a murder following a performance at a neo-Nazi Oregon club, while the owner (Patrick Stewart) tries to draw them out with the aid of his violent minions. The movie luxuriates in the musty, backwoods atmosphere, with uncompromising graphic bloodshed and suspense constructed out of the basic realities of what this situation might entail rather than flights of screenwriting fancy. It’s a suspenseful horror show set largely in a single room, in a single structure, that derives its entertainment value out of a matter-of-fact dissection of the predicament with each cut meticulously structured to keep you in Saulnier’s grip. Green RoomDirected by Jeremy SaulnierStarring Anton Yelchin, Patrick Stewart, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat By Robert Levin email@example.com @rlevin85 Robert, amNewYork's Editor-in-Chief, has been with the team in one capacity or another for more than a decade. He also reviews movies and writes entertainment features. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.