TIFF 2014 film #9
Reasons for pick: Director Ramin Bahrani, Goodbye Solo / Chop Shop
Director Ramin Hahrani grabs you by the collar right from the first shot; dragging you around a chaotic scene beginning with a partially obscured suicide by gun victim, and the attendant mess. You’re dragged through rooms filled with police, sobbing family members, and general chaos. It’s here we’re introduced to Michael Shannon’s Rick Carver. We don’t know who he is at this point, but we certainly know he’s the centre of attention.
Let’s be clear right from the outset. This is Michael Shanon’s film. He owns it. He owns it completely. There’s not a scene where you’re not glued to his every word; his every…