Beautiful Hopelessness: Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here

By Thomas Puhr. On paper, Lynne Ramsay’s breathtaking You Were Never Really Here (2017) sounds like one of Luc Besson’s off-the-cuff side projects, ala Taken (2008) or Colombiana (2011). After a mysterious war veteran, Joe (Joaquin Phoenix, who is only getting better with age), rescues a senator’s abducted daughter from a prostitution ring, he finds … Continue reading Beautiful Hopelessness: Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here