I must confess, I wouldn’t be as much of a movie fan as I am now if it weren’t for…
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 it's 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.
This story was unbelievably heartbreaking, I honestly had to pause it quite a few times, smoke a cigarette, and just think, just to compose myself. The main actress, Tilda Swinton was absolutely amazing, phenomenal, outstanding all those words to describe pure perfection. The way she portrayed the mother in this film, made my heart crumble, my hands shake and my eyes become Niagara Falls.
We Need to Talk About Kevin, is an absolute tragic story.
This film shows us the life of Eva(Swinton) after the massacre her son Kevin(Ezra Miller) committed at his school, but not only do we see her life in the now, we are shown flashbacks before the massacre, when she was pregnant with Kevin and…
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…
Easily my least favorite film I've seen this year. The most heavy handed piece of pretentious crap I've seen since Paul Haggis's Crash. Every Character is one note. Tilda Swinton is good but she's always good so I could care less. This film is just watching a little fucker act like a little fucker for 2 hours with shitty out of place music thrown in for dramatic effect. Fuck This Film!!!
I had no idea what this movie was about going into it. I had vague recollections of hearing about it when it came out but the specifics eluded me. Thank goodness for my weak memory. This was a continually surprising and engaging film. Visually stunning and darkly humorous while still posing very uncomfortable questions. As someone who recently had his first child I have begun questioning everything I do.
I LOVED THIS! I like the fragmented plot and even though the ending was disheartening and Kevin was a prick I thoroughly enjoyed myself
Not a terrible film. It was nicely made and felt real and pretty upsetting from beginning to end. I just didn't really feel any sympathy or... anything.At all. Toward anyone. The few times I did feel any emotion it was mostly in anger or annoyance toward whoever was involved. None of the situations at hand were handled correctly and I spent most of the time wondering why they didn't get this kid some sort of therapy at a really young age.
Now as for the positives, this film was brilliantly acted by everyone involved, especially Swinton. Deeply unsettling as it should have been and the ending did actually manage to make me pretty upset (it's a shame I didn't come around to empathizing with these characters until the last 15 minutes or so)
Impressive acting, deeply unsettling, emotionally shattering, depressing and disturbing. Eva and Kevin Khatchadourian are two characters (amazingly portrayed by Tilda Swinton, Jasper Newell and Ezra Miller) that you will never forget. A shocking domestic tale of a psychotic boy, parental negligence and a mother´s life being forever tormented by the memory of the day where her son lost all control.
A few years ago, I tried to read the book this is based on, but found it slow and gave up about a third of the way through. I was pleased to discover the film is far more gripping.
The way it's directed is so interesting. It's shot like a horror movie - stark, vivid red images, fear and dread, Damien-like child - but it's eerily bloodless, with very little gore, perhaps to set itself apart from a modern slasher. I was surprised at the tone, bearing in mind what I'd gleaned from the book - which didn't feel like a horror to me, and in other hands, could have been interpreted in a far less interesting way.
A genuine horror in the way that popular film simply does not offer with its cheap thrills (cinema of the "cattle-prod") — We Need To Talk About Kevin tells a tale through atmosphere that presents genuinely unsettling questions about the nature of evil and its ties to childhood and parenting. Lynne Ramsay's script deconstructs the original source novel, stripping it of its occasionally shrill narration and replacing it with a dark, disconcerting vision through her mastery of sound and image. Ezra Miller (and the other child actors playing Kevin) offers a complex glimpse into Eva's nightmarish vision of her child, while Tilda Swinton takes a fearless dive into a woman who sees herself in the evil she bore and reared…
Buen guión, mejores interpretaciones. La confusión, el dolor y el miedo consiguen traspasar la pantalla. La banda sonora es de notable alto.
This film is so tense and horrifying… I loved it!
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