Eve's Bayou

Eve's Bayou ★★★★½

I love Southern gothic and few have done it with more haunted atmosphere and humid texture than Kasi Lemmons in one of the great feature debuts by any director. Kim Basinger won Best Supporting actress that year for fucking LA Confidential and Debbi Morgan wasn’t even nominated!! The mirror monologue is an incredible piece of cinema by all involved.  The child performances are remarkable. Lynn Whitfield has one of the great faces in cinema and Sam Jackson is understated and haunting, his cordial smile hanging over the dread of the family home. There are ghosts everywhere among the mossy banks and knowing weeping willows and the swampy soundscapes are incredible. Justice for goddamn Debbi Morgan. Justice for Kasi Lemmons. Let this woman tell more of her stories!