The Silence of the Lambs

The Silence of the Lambs ★★★★½

It's been probably four or so years since I last saw this, and being that I was probably 14 or 15 at the time and I probably only watched it because of notoriety (I wasn't into cinema in any serious way), I definitely appreciated it much more on this go around. Stellar performances from Foster and Hopkins, some of the best editing I've ever seen, and Demme's direction is just perfect. The compositions are crafted beautifully and with purpose, and it all flows beautifully. Truly sad that he's no longer with us. Wish Clarice's backstory played a more significant part in the emotional development of her character, especially being that the title is a direct reference to it. Not that it's underdeveloped per se, I just wish it played a more prominent role in the film.

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