The Babadook ★★★★

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the most satisfying domestic horror movie I've seen since THE OTHERS. Its brilliantly crafted scares are a means not an end, always building towards a crisply linear but unusually palpable portrait of grief and its lingering effects. Jennifer Kent has been working on this for nearly a decade, and it shows.

much more to say but unfortunately i'm really lazy. interviewing Kent for The Dissolve so i'll sift through it one way or another.