Ian West’s review published on Letterboxd:
“Memory is the selection of images, some elusive, others printed indelibly on the brain. Each image is like a thread, each thread woven together to make a tapestry of intricate texture. And the tapestry tells a story, and the story is our past.”
What an emotional banger this masterfully crafted high drama excursion into southern gothic is. Filled with swampy atmos and terrific performances, I’m Amazed that this got made in 1997... and even more amazed/saddened that this would barely be able to get made in 2020 because we live in such a shitty society. There’s something otherworldly about this film and I love it.
What an important movie.