Movies that are slightly off.
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.
Lynne Ramsay's We Need to Talk About Kevin is a compelling drama, being also a very unsettling experience throughout its whole running time. The story unfolds in flashbacks and you simultaneously see how the past events affect the life of Eva in the present day. I liked how the director goes back and forth in time as I find it a very effective way of making the viewer constantly intrigued and filled with suspense. Tilda Swinton gives a powerful performance, showing all the frustrations and detachment of the mother towards her son. Ezra Miller brilliantly incorporates true evil, always giving me the chills and making me uncomfortable. We Need to Talk About Kevin is one of the most disturbing films I've watched and I am definitely investigating more of Ramsay's work in the near future.
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…
Review In A Nutshell:
We Need to Talk About Kevin throughout left me extremely frustrated; it has a strong premise and the performances brought by the cast are beyond excellent, but the film's emotional pile up of unsympathetic hate towards its titular subject was simply exhausting.
The film doesn't seem to have any solid purpose towards the relationship between Kevin and his mother, Eva; leaving the audience with scenes that executes its emotions perfectly, but left with a blank canvas when putting it all together. For this film to be entirely effective, it needs to suggest something, and when it does, the filmmakers should pin it down and let it grow with every passing scene.
The film suggests the conflict…
Dr. Brule should have disciplined his kid better. I don't think I can trust his parenting tips any longer.
Kevin is cute but the movie is pretty dumb.
Holy crap. I watched this movie just a few days after seeing Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 9. And the whole time I'm watching this, all I'm thinking is this kid is evil like Ramsay Bolton. He's like the reincarnation of Ramsay Bolton. And then, the Ramsay Bolton connections become even stronger as this kid becomes fascinated with archery. ZOMG!!!! And the final straw is that the director's name is Lynne Ramsay. WTF?!?!?! This shit is blowing my mind right now. HAHA! (This review will only make sense to GoT fans, lolz.)
I've never hated a movie character before, but I truly wanted to kick the shit out of Ezra Miller in this film.
It's so deep, obscure, sad and extremely upsetting, it's a shame it was so ignored, also Tilda Swinton deserved an Oscar nomination for this movie.
it's films like this which put me off having children
A disturbing family drama about a mother whose son commits a terrible crime, and focusing on how she feels before and after.
Really well made as it's shot in a non-chronological order so we see how her life is before the event and the aftermath of it all. Tilda Swinton is amazing as Eva as we see her going from pregnancy to becoming a broken woman due to her son's actions.
The themes of nature vs nurture and a mother's love are the main ones, Eva feels that she's to blame for it all because of the way she parented him, but was she? Or was he just born evil? As we see her try to bond with him through…
Film #12 of the Scavenger Hunt 15
Task # 18: A film featuring a dysfunctional family
Wow. This film was really hard to watch, especially because I started thinking about all the horror that's happening nowadays. I haven't read the book, so I don't know the differences between the film and the novel, but this movie was very well made: it looked chaotic at first, but in the end it showed every piece of the puzzle. The performances were fantastic: Tilda Swinton was amazing as usual, and every actor who played Kevin in different times was great despite the age. Lastly, I want to say this: Ezra Miller please marry me.
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Are you kidding me.... The second he threw that bread on the table I would've been like goodBYE you need HELP I am sending you away
Actually I don't know, it's an interesting movie but, I don't really feel like watching it again, or soon, I don't know
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