Robert Pattinson has put his teen heartthrob roles behind him

KRISTEN Stewart and Robert Pattinson, the stars of the “Twilight” vampire films, seem to have decided that they have enough money and fame to last a lifetime. Instead of straining to consolidate their positions on the Hollywood A-list, they have both pivoted away from blockbusters and towards the kind of art-house projects which are acclaimed at festivals but don’t necessarily clean up at the box office. Ms Stewart has been lauded for her performances in two French dramas, “Clouds of Sils Maria” and “Personal Shopper”, directed by Olivier Assayas, while Mr Pattinson has subjected himself to all sorts of indignities in David Cronenberg’s “Cosmopolis” and James Gray’s “The Lost City of Z”. But it is his latest low-budget film, a wild and grimy New York crime odyssey called “Good Time”, which confirms how much he has to offer both as a charismatic leading man and as a committed character actor.

Mr Pattinson plays Constantine “Connie” Nikas, a very small-time crook who is devoted to his brother Nick, who…Continue reading