Jeremy Saulnier's taut, modest revenge thriller is my favorite DVD from 2014. There is not a wasted motion in it and Macon Blair gives a great, understated performance as a young man hell-bent on righting the wrongs done to his family. Hardly a professional in the vengeance game, it doesn't take long before things start to unravel for him in all the worst ways. It's a grim, gutwrenching, sometimes darkly funny ride that is about as compelling as it gets. RIYL: Jim Thompson, neo-noir, Blood Simple.
A mysterious outcast returns to his hometown to carry out an act of vengeance.