Donnie’s survived. He’s won. Who that makes him, and how he makes his peace with the terrified, abused kid who carries his friend’s bags but leaves him to take the fall, is the engine of the movie. Donnie’s not right. But he’s not wrong either, and the false binary of the fight brings that complexity to the fore, one step, one punch, and one round at a time.
Interstitials: Seven Nations, Five Covers
Playout: The Anti-Hero That I Get by DJ Cummerbund