[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
We Need to Talk About Kevin
The mother of a teenage sociopath who went on a high-school killing spree recalls her son's deranged behavior during childhood, as she deals with her grief.
Tilda Swinton is the perfect actress in my eyes. You must be a chameleon adapting to whatever role is given to you. It is not just in her slightly androgynous appearance and demeanor but in her natural gift to act, she is perfect.
Like a wounded and terrified animal running on guilt and hindsight, Eva (Swinton) is barely living, flinching at the sound of her own name.
The United States has had its fair share of massacres at schools across the country. There have also been numerous films made, some based on reality, others in fantasy but the one thing they all have in common is the exploitative nature, focusing on the massacre itself. This is where We Need to…
The main reason I put off watching this for so long is its source material. Lionel Shriver's novel is an amazing piece of fiction that gnaws on your soul by asking the toughest questions imaginable without granting its readers the comfort of easy answers. It explores the age old discussion on nature versus nurture. It does so by relating a story about a boy committing an evil deed, presented through a series of letters written by the boy‘s mother. She is constantly asking herself whether it is her fault that her son is the way he is or whether he was born evil. It also shows how something like a high-school shooting affects a community, but moreover the family members…
Excellent film to watch with your wife and 10-day-old son on a sunny, Sunday afternoon.
Lynne Ramsay’s first film in nine years is a tricky one, both in subject matter and presentation. Everybody should be familiar with the story by now but despite the inevitability of what is to come the film still manages to shock. It is a sensationalist tale but to its credit it is not shot in a sensational or exploitative manner. In many ways it is a horror film with all the genre tropes stripped away. Instead what we get is a fragmentary film about a mother struggling with her responsibility to love her son. The film certainly raises difficult questions (is a bond between mother and child unbreakable? Does evil occur through nature or nurture? etc.) and pleasingly it doesn’t…
kevin is a monster.
how could viewers not empathize with the mother in this film? partly that's due to tilda swinton's brilliant performance, the fabulous editing, and the way it's written to contrast past horrors with present ones. but it's also because i don't see any evidence in this film of an actual nature versus nurture debate. i know that's the common line, and certainly it's an idea that the book explores more explicitly. however, the way in which events are presented in the film suggests that the mother tries to nurture kevin, she tries - desperately - to reach out, to teach, and to love, but kevin rejects everything.
kevin is a nihilist of the first order. when she…
First of all, after seeing Only Lovers Left Alive and now this I am beginning to develop an appreciation for Tilda Swinton's perfect alien beauty and intensity. There was also Lynne Ramsay's Movern Callar, of course, and now I see what a perfect marriage of cinematic style and casting this is: disconnected and grieving, with Swinton looking like a wounded deer in headlights. Scenes flashing back and forward around the time of the central trauma flow seamlessly together, painting in elliptical strokes a picture of a mother's psyche orbiting the black hole of a sociopathic son. It's all beautifully shot and endlessly heartrending, camerawork probing so deeply that images become distorted, nightmarish, almost surreal.
Turns out, though I've been meaning…
We Need to Talk About Kevin is my nightmare
I was just thinking of that movie
I think of that movie regularly actually
like last night, about how I might handle it if my child exhibited those behaviors
the little sister was so cute :(
the hamster part :(
Bettina thinks Kevin changes. . .but I don't know. . .I'm so disturbed
Montagem excelente, com vários raccords orgânicos e interessantes, uma fotografia belíssima e um filme triste, que tenta arranhar a superfície da psicopatia que encontra-se presente no mundo, e por conta dos meios de comunicação se tornam cada vez mais presentes.
While it is a bit boring and the story is a bit messy, this is a terribly effective film with interesting storytelling and a criminally underrated performance from Tilda Swinton.
"It's like this: you wake and watch TV, get in your car and listen to the radio you go to your little jobs or little school, but you don't hear about that on the 6 o'clock news, why? 'Cause nothing is really happening, and you go home and watch some more TV and maybe it's a fun night and you go out and watch a movie. I mean it's got so bad that half the people on TV, inside the TV, they're watching TV. What are these people watching, people like me?" - Kevin.
We need to talk about why Tilda Swinton don't get every award for this in 2011.
Boa criação e desenvolvimento de personagens, um filme que te prende e faz um trabalho incrível com a troca de linhas temporais muito rápida. Uma hora passado, outra presente, outra intermédio entre os dois, e mesmo assim sem deixar o espectador confuso.
Fala muito bem sobre o psicológico de um adolescente perturbado.
Sometimes there is no why. I think this highlights a true fear in having children.
More horrifying than many horrors. Fantastically directed...but I never want to watch it again.
Many actors seem to win their Oscars as reparation for prior slights (Paul Newman, Al Pacino, etc.). I can't help but feel that the Academy was prescient with regards to Tilda Swinton. Sure, she was good in Michael Clayton, but she's on another fucking level here. Just an incredible performance.
And as good as Swinton is, Ezra Miller nearly matches her scene for scene. The only other movie I've seen him in is Perks of Being a Wallflower (my second favorite movie from 2012), and as far as I'm concerned, he's two for two. What a career he has ahead of him.
Great casting with the younger Kevin, by the way. Young Jasper Newell acquits himself very well.
hi tilda....love you....hope you are doing well......love you so much
- Ferris Bueller's Day Off
- Teen Wolf
- The Breakfast Club
- American Pie
- The Captive
- Clouds of Sils Maria
- Goodbye to Language 3D
- The Homesman
Originally a list made prior to Cannes 2014.
This is every Palme d'Or nominee since the festival began in 1946.…
- The Tree of Life
- It's Such a Beautiful Day
- Under the Skin
- Blue Is the Warmest Color
In my opinion, of course!
And only including films that I've seen.
Hardly in order after the top fifty.