Tag: Benny Safdie

Without the pomp of a grandiose opening shot, we are placed dead center in the fray of film Good Time, directed by brothers Josh and Benny Safdie. Stark fluorescent light floods the frame as a psychiatrist clinically interrogates Nick (played by Benny Safdie.) Nick is mentally disabled, and before he can make sense of the pain triggered by the psychiatrist’s pointed questions, his brother Connie (played by Robert Pattinson) bursts through the door.

September 18, 2015 / / Main Slate Archive

“Strength through Partnership.”

The Safdie brothers, responsible for films such as THE PLEASURE OF BEING ROBBED, DADDY LONGLEGS, and LENNY COOKE, released their fourth feature HEAVEN KNOWS WHAT in 2014. The phrase embroidered on the vest that would become the primary costume worn by the ranting, raving heroin dealer Mike (Buddy Duress) must have made them giddy like school children.