There's a scene in Good Time, the new crime drama coming from A24, where Robert Pattinson barges into the middle of someone else's conversation, grabs the movie by the collar, and would rather die than let it go.
This isn't just a good performance, this is a shot-out-of-a-cannon, everything's-on-the-line, last-mile-of-the-marathon turn from an actor that many, myself included, failed to recognize during the early stages of his career. Forget Twilight and Kristin Stewart romance rigamarole. Those days are done. Pattinson's take on a Queens dirtbag with an adrenal gland on overload, and the police hot on his tail following a botched robbery, proves he's the real deal.