Friends often ask me to recommend indie horror films on Netflix Instant. (American Netflix, sorry!) Now I can just send…
Not every monster lives in the wild.
When a successful country lawyer captures and attempts to "civilize" the last remaining member of a violent clan that has roamed the Northeast coast for decades, he puts the lives of his family in jeopardy.
A lot of genre-film fans currently feel that horror is dying in our current era of remakes, and whenever someone asks me to prove them wrong regarding this, I always tell them to watch The Woman. This is a polarizing movie, and if you don't get it I doubt you will enjoy it. I was at a screening of the film where the director, Lucky McKee, was present, and things almost got violent when a group of men and women near the back started yelling at him, saying that him and his movie were a misogynistic piece of shit. I was shocked that this film could be read as anything but feminist, but I suppose some people don't understand irony.…
Boys will be boys.
A powerful, angry, violent gut-punch of feminism and female empowerment. Watching THE WOMAN is like being lectured on the pervasiveness of male privilege in our society while a wigged-out chimpanzee throws blood and shit on your face.
Wow! I must admit, in the early parts of this i was unsure if I liked it or not. Those doubts were based on the average acting, weird editing and unusual plot. But mid way through that all changed, I was fully engaged and couldn't look away. This is a disturbing and bizarre ride that builds to a thrilling conclusion. Love it or hate it, a film this unusual yet amazing needs to be seen.
If I could give zero I would.
This is the type of film you could either find yourself squirming around in your seat because you start to feel uncomfortable, you start feeling sorry for most of the characters and mainly just want the film the end or the type of film that attracts your attention to find out more, and see what could possibly happen. It really could go both ways, which I like about it. To me, I wanted to see how this shit was going down. Luckily on my second viewing, I was more involved with the film.
'The Woman' starts off with this...woman(Pollyanna McIntosh) ...okay I didn't intend for that to happen but I have no other choice, she is cleaning off a wound…
One of the presumed highlights and most anticipated flicks during the latest edition of the Brussels' International Festival of Fantastic Films was "The Woman"; the newest effort by fan boy director Lucky McKee and his second collaboration with prodigy author Jack Ketchum, following the terrific but somehow incomprehensibly underrated "Red". Not having read the Ketchum's novel, I didn't fully know what to expect, but based on his previous work adapted into horror movies, I presumed it would be another twisted and disturbing psyche of the human mind, with seemingly civilized human beings denaturing into cruel and unfathomable individuals. Although basically speaking this description is quite apt, "The Woman" has yet a lot more to offer. McKee and Ketchum pretty much…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
This film is utterly disturbing and fascinating all at the same time. It's quirky, shocking, and completely unique as a horror film. It pushes all the right boundaries and takes the viewer out of the comfort zone...like great artistic cinema should always try to do.
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just insane. goes off on tangents i never expected. a beast of a horror film.
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So, what does this actually say, beyond "men are assholes?" I can't tell. It revels too much in the torturing of women, especially since it was written by two men and directed by one of them, in order to make a clear case for its feminist trappings. It does make a stronger case for a meditation on civility vs feral. But, it's point, other than to shock, seems to have been lost even on the filmmaker.
In the end, The Woman is a grotesque and offensive film which is well made. If you're watching to have your stomach churned and your morality challenged, this is a movie that was made for your night. But, if you want to watch and have an understanding of its commentary, you may be in for more of a challenge.
Very often movies manage to start intriguingly, only not to be able to stay compelling and engaging throughout and to wrap it up nicely.
The everlasting difficulty of creating a full-bodied story.
This Women seems the opposite to me: underwhelmed by its first act, rather indifferent to the second, but wondering during the final, did they really go there? Yes they did.
The story has closure, that's for sure.
Not to say it's a great movie though: I wasn't fond of some technical choices like the editing of some overlapping shots and the oddly out of place soundtrack.
Still it's a movie to remember due to the fact that the level of interest is exponentially increasing as the story unfolds.
Relentlessly disturbing tale from the mind of writer Jack Ketchum (The Girl Next Door). When hunting one day a family man finds a wild feral women roaming around the forest. He decides to capture her take her home and "civilize her". His wife and daughters largely watch on hopelessly while his son is more than eager to participate. Torture, bondage and rape follow for about 100 or so minutes.
This is a sick repulsive movie maybe a bit less so than Girl Next Door but not by much. Ketchum seems to like genital mutilation, imprisoned women and abuse as they featured prominently in both films. What makes these films difficult to dismiss outright is that you cant deny there is…
Not sure what people see in this one. The music alone is reason to not watch it. Seriously, the soundtrack is so awful and distracting. It felt like a pre-teen left the radio on a particularly awful station.
The movie itself had awkwardly funny acting and pacing. Not entirely sure if it was intentional either. It reminded me of a cross between Fido, Dead Girl, Nell, and Encino Man.
The family tension and domestic violence come off as very fake attempts at displaying abuse, and really cripple the thematic message the film is trying to push.
People that praise the allegorical nature of it, seem to be reaching for the film's merit, as the allegorical nature of it is painfully obvious, and is lacking in depth. Not scary, not well executed, unintentionally awkward/ funny, but not satisfying enough to make it an entertaining B-budget flick.
This movie is easy to misunderstand. The tag line is "Not every monster lives in the wild". Think about it. Forget feminism for a minute, think of the family next door. That oh-so-perfect stereotype of a providing father, loving mother, sweet kids, and turn it on its head. Because those that live in brick and mortar walls are so much better than the feral woman disturbing no one in the woods.
That said, this movie was great in showing the real horror behind the facade of civilization. The Woman was hard hitting, brutal, bloody, and yes nerve wracking at times. Good show, McKee.
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