Australian siblings Joel and Nash Edgerton’s The Square
has drawn favorable comparisons to the early work of the Coen Brothers, and for good reason -- much like their American counterparts did in Blood Simple
, these fraternal filmmakers do an outstanding job of setting up a story of betrayal, treachery, and revenge, then steadily raising the stakes until it all comes crashing down in a climax that will have you gasping out loud. Don’t be fooled by the generic title; The Square
is the kind of thriller that starts off fairly unassuming, and gets increasingly intense with each passing minute. It’s one of those films that few are likely to see first-...