Kill the Day

Kill the Day ★★★

“Waitin', watchin' the clock, it's four o'clock, it's got to stop.”

I’m not exactly sure why that Eddie Vedder lyric popped into my head while watching this short, but it did.

Minimal even for Ramsay, Kill the Day chronicles a man’s struggle with addiction and finding any sort of consultation in the rigid, imposing world surrounding him. Despite being Ramsay’s least cinematographically or narratively imposing work that I have seen thus far, it is still rather strongly visually composed and constructed, which is a true credit to Ramsay’s sheer talent as an auteur, even from such an early stage in her career.