Very bleak, but Nancy Allen is so cute.
Formally this is certainly accomplished. It makes great use of its spaces, particularly the elegantly minimalistic home that the poor family scurry around in. The choreography in these sequences is a dizzying flurry of activity, both lithe and blunt (a body is noiselessly kicked at the top of the stairs but lands with a sickening crunch below). But these images are so rigidly contrived to conform to the film’s message that they don’t ever feel revelatory, they feel hollow.
Forgot to log this because... well seemed like there was too much to say and too little that hasn't been said already.
But I’ll say it is certainly an efficient masterpiece; it tackles so much so elegantly and in such a short time, while also remaining maddeningly ambiguous. A+ atmosphere and drop dead gorgeous.