Indie Gems: Blue Ruin
I'm going to politely kill you now.
When we first meet Dwight (Macon Blair) he seems like just another homeless man trying to get by. Soon, he's informed that a man that did prison time for killing his parents has been released. He finds him and kills him, but soon that man's family, led by Teddy Cleland(Kevin Kolack) is hot on his trail.
Blue Ruin is a perfect slow burn. Movies often get criticized for being slow, and some certainly deserve it, but it works very well here. Dwight is very soft spoken, and almost too naive to be carrying out the violent crimes he commits. There's a lot of waiting on his part. It fits with the constant worry that Dwight is in over his head.
Blair is excellent here. And the Cleland family is so perfectly trashy. Their faces needed bullets. I was on the fence about this movie for awhile, but I'm glad I finally took the plunge and watched it. It was definitely worth it.
Memorable Quote: "Wipe that off your face. He probably has hepatitis." Ben (Devin Ratray)