The Silence of the Lambs

The Silence of the Lambs ★★★★½

Decided to rewatch The Silence of the Lambs cuz I was looking at my favourites list and realized it wasn't there even though I swear it used to be?!

The fact that this manages to be just as exhilarating as it was the first time I watched it is just another testament to how brilliant it is. Obviously Anthony Hopkins gives one of the best and most chilling performances as Dr. Hannibal Lecter, but Jodie Foster's performance is just as amazing and I don't think that fact gets acknowledged enough. This time around I had much more of an appreciation for the camera work! The close up shots all add to the creation of an unsettling atmosphere, but also how the camera lingers for what feels like a moment too long on the men eyeing Clarice forces the viewer to share her discomfort and frustration as a woman in an undeniably sexist work culture. AND the score?! So good. All of it is just so so good.

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