good time (2017)

The Safdies' Good Time is in a long-standing tradition of gritty NYC vigilante cinema, moreover, 'meathead cinema' in the sense that a narrative rife with social/moral/intellectual implications is presented through the Here, blue collar ignorance leads to a kind of sociopathic desperation, played out as a no-win system breeds a populace with no humanity toward one another, and life begins to lose value in the face of the need to get ahead. It harkens to the gangster genre circa 1970's, yet never pre